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How Vocational-Technical Schools Are Helping Students Achieve the American Dream
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Jun 9, 7:34 AM: The Pioneer Institute is out with a new book, “Hands-On Achievement: Massachusetts’s National Model Vocational-Technical Schools,” which finds that vocational-technical high schools have lower dropout rates and on-par test scores >
A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’
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Jun 9, 7:32 AM:

The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.

Time running out to urge increase in nonpublic school bus funding
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Jun 9, 7:25 AM: For the past two months, nonpublic school advocates have been contacting their state legislators to urge an increase in transportation funding from $1,000 to at least $1,150 per student.
Hybrid learning during pandemic cements Cape Elizabeth parent’s support for school choice
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Jun 9, 7:20 AM: His local school district’s decision to enact hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic made finding a work-life balance difficult and strengthened his belief in school choice.
Ocean Hill charter school introduces educator fellowship to curb teacher shortage
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Jun 9, 7:17 AM: A charter school in Ocean Hill is hoping to reverse the nationwide teacher shortage problem with a program to prepare college students for future teaching roles.
Foxboro charter school grad focuses on seizing each day, helping to empower others
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Jun 9, 7:14 AM: Tayla Alfred has learned a lot in her career at the charter school in Foxboro. At least one of those lessons has been that not all maladies are visible.
Can Free College Plug a Leaky Workforce Pipeline?
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Jun 8, 10:10 AM: Maine started a temporary free college program to entice high school graduates affected by the pandemic to enroll in community colleges.
PSP no more: Philly education nonprofit changing its name, mission
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Jun 7, 9:22 AM: The Philadelphia School Partnership is becoming Elevate 215, officials will announce Tuesday. The organization, which has raised $134 million since its founding in 2011, had focused on expanding the number of “high-quality seats” in >
Supreme Court expected to soon rule on Maine school voucher case
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Jun 7, 9:06 AM:

Educators are anxiously awaiting a major decision in a Maine-centered U.S. Supreme Court case, due out this month, that could roll back restrictions on the use of public funding for religious and other private schools.

Free-market think tank calls for expanded school choice policies and tax reforms
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Jun 7, 9:02 AM:

A Harrisburg free-market think tank unveiled its 2023 legislative agenda this week, which proponents say is backed by polling data and could help revitalize the commonwealth – if lawmakers adopt their recommendations.

NY charter networks sue US Department of Education over ‘promised’ funds
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Jun 7, 8:43 AM: Four New York charter schools and networks filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Education Monday alleging nearly $1 million in grant money was “stripped” from their classrooms.
NYC public school families to receive $375 per child for food benefits through federal COVID relief
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Jun 7, 8:21 AM: All New York City public school families regardless of income will receive $375 per child in food benefits to help cover the costs of meals from last summer during the pandemic —whether they attended summer school or >
It’s time to get progressive about education
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Jun 6, 9:06 AM: Why are progressives, who fashion themselves the arbiters of protecting vulnerable children, so against policies that allow state money to fund the child, instead of the system?
Teacher shortages continue. Here's what New Jersey is doing to make it easier to hire more
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Jun 6, 8:47 AM:

New Jersey is relaxing teacher certification requirements and implementing laws to make it easier for public schools to hire teachers, but that will not fix an ongoing teacher shortage in the state, a new report warns.

Fueled by Collaboration, Charter School Students Look to Future
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May 31, 8:37 AM: Recently, the senior class gathered at Owen Park for the traditional end-of-year luncheon to reflect on their experience and celebrate next steps.
House panel acts in a last-ditch effort to stop changes to Pa.’s charter school law
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Mar 31, 8:51 AM: A House GOP-controlled panel once again voiced its disapproval of charter school law changes in a long-shot effort to stop rules from taking effect that were favored by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.
New York City charter schools continue to emerge as a inclusive new opportunity for diverse
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Mar 31, 8:48 AM: With 272 charter schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, many parents are wondering what exactly makes a charter school different from a more traditional public school.
Union says Urban Pathways charter school teachers being cut over organization efforts
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Mar 30, 9:03 AM: Nearly three dozen teachers at Urban Pathways K-5 charter school in Downtown Pittsburgh have filed to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers labor union.
Most education freedom account recipients not leaving public schools, department says
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Mar 29, 6:14 AM: New Hampshire’s Education Freedom Account program continues to see a higher than expected take-up rate since it launched in September. But the proportion of students using it to leave their public schools continues to be relatively >
Harvard study can teach NY officials the secrets of Success Academy’s … success
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Mar 28, 8:41 AM: A new Harvard Business School case study of the Success Academy charter network offers valuable insight into why its schools are so, well . . . successful. New York officials should read every last word.

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