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STATES vs. TEACHERS (Its not just a Jersey thing)
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Jan 26, 1:19 PM:

Not one statistic showing how kids are doing in Newark, Camden public schools. That's the real issue. Would reporters get lifetime tenure for  failing to write stories? Yet, teachers get it while their students flunk.

 

 

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Our view: Committee suggests sensible reform
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Jan 26, 12:46 PM:

Opens up the discussion on voucher programs and provides a good explanation, and ends with a great question: "How do we improve on the overall education so that all students have the opportunity to succeed?" 

St. Marys Primary School in Taunton offers an attractive alternative
3/6
Jan 26, 11:51 AM:

The article talks about an alternative option for students and families, and highlights the school's focus on technology. Does Mass. provide equal funding to alternative schools, though, or school choice options? 

Nat'l Test: Less Than Half Proficient In Science
2/6
Jan 26, 11:30 AM:

The article notes the education crisis in the United States, adding to the urgency families, teachers and lawmakers need to act with. But it doesn't raise solutions offered by reformers, which should be discussed.

Editorial: Reform and the Teachers Unions
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Jan 26, 11:16 AM:

NY Times editorial discusses the intelligence shown by the teacher union president Randi Weingarten's decision to accept some change in the teacher’s arbitration instead of standing firm. Good point, well taken.

Christie Escalates Teacher Union War as Pay, Tenure Targeted
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Jan 26, 11:16 AM:

A comprehensive report on Christie's influential proposal for education reform. Great idea to include a lot of voices in this piece. More info needed on how popular Christie's views are among teachers and parents.

Hundreds voice support of 'school choice' in capital
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Jan 26, 10:55 AM:

Article calls attention to parents and students who desire more choices, and mentions why this student-centered approach might not become a reality-- because of school governance institutions. Thank you, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette! >

Of education reform and other noise
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Jan 25, 3:27 PM:

This writer is tired of the "spin" and "noise" from education reformers., particularly in New Jersey. The noise will stop when students here perform as well as those in Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong.

Bribing kids to go to school is a policy worthy of the 'Twilight Zone'
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Jan 25, 2:56 PM:

Spot on: bribing children to attend school is not the way to reduce truancy. But alternatives are not discussed, such as fostering a better school environment, family involvement and long-term incentives for students.

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Advocates charge Paterson with unlawful skimping on education programs
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Jan 25, 1:15 PM:

Can the music come back to life in Paterson? Rethinking education delivery can help strapped cities such as Paterson. Garden Starte writers should examine how charters can provide the options that parents desire for their >

Teacher appraisal faces own test
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Jan 25, 11:13 AM:

Excellent article gives in-depth information on the tests given to teachers concerning their abilities. Well research and presented. Great for parents and others interested in education.

Teacher appraisal faces own test
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Jan 25, 10:42 AM:

Obama, Christie are addressing long overdue changes needed in the education system. While value-added evaluation methods are controversial because they're not "perfect," current evaluations do not account for student performance. >

Governor Corbett Proclaims 'Pennsylvania School Choice Week'
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Jan 25, 10:22 AM:

The article on Gov. Corbett's support for school choice could have given more attention to what the choices actually are and how PA is using those choices in state schools.

Governor Corbett Proclaims 'Pennsylvania School Choice Week'
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Jan 25, 10:18 AM:

"PA school choice week" is a great initiative to get parents acquainted with school options. But is one week enough for any substantive reform? What impact does it have in PA in the long run?... the article forgets to address. >

Conn. library cancels Michael Moore movie Sicko under pressure from officials (74)
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Jan 23, 4:57 PM:

Enfield pub. library cancels showing of Moore's Oscar-nominated documentary Sicko, film critical of what passes as American health care.  What are better tacks?  Balancing the venue?  Who wins with censorship? >

Conn. library cancels Michael Moore movie Sicko under pressure from officials (74)
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Jan 23, 4:57 PM:

Enfield pub. library cancels showing of Moore's Oscar-nominated documentary Sicko, film critical of what passes as American health care.  What are better tacks?  Balancing the venue?  Who wins with censorship? >

Gov. Corbett faces budget challenges in first year
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Jan 20, 12:28 PM:

Incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett confronts need for reduced spending while promoting school choice. Will reduced budgets lead to a  rethinking on how education is delivered by using technology and alternative teacher >

Mercer charters outpace standard schools Many perform better than their urban counterparts
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Jan 20, 12:09 PM:

This story strives for balance by citing cases in which charter schools  outperform traditional schools and cases where they do not. However, most charter schools havenot been in operation long enough to make a judgment about >

NJEA calls voucher plan $1B 'budget buster'
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Jan 20, 12:08 PM:

A school voucher bill is scheduled for review by the Senate. The NJ teacher union is fighting back by relasing "laughably" faulty information. When schools are failing, should we let our students go down with them?

Merger misfire?
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4/6
Jan 20, 11:55 AM:

When the VT legislature passed a law facilitating school district consolidation, it neglected to provide sufficient funds to complete the mergers.  A. Vilaseca, VT Education Commissioner, admitted last week in a letter to >

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