Charters & Choice News Roundup: Are Big Changes Coming to Ohio?
This week in school choice news, big changes to Ohio's charter school law might be coming. The state's governor, John Kasich, promised to revamp the law, Thursday, following the release of a report showing that many students in charter schools are performing markedly worse than their district school peers.
Assessing the school choice debate... former charter school teacher, Marilyn Rhames, doesn't hold back in this opinion piece on the dysfunction in education discourse:
Forging into a new frontier... a for-profit college wades into the charter school market:
"It fits the pattern of big, for-profit companies looking to diversify beyond that Title IV-based [or the federal student aid] revenue model," Kevin Kinser of State University of New York, Albany tells NPR.
The ins and outs of virtual schools... told through the experiences of three girls:
Assessing the virtual school experience in Maine - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram http://t.co/DWumI6d299— Steve Mistler (@stevemistler) December 14, 2014
Meanwhile, North Carolina is inching closer to approving the state's first virtual schools.
It's that time of year... when everyone is creating a booklist! If you're reading this blog, there's a fair chance you, or someone on your gift-buying roster, is interested in school choice. Well, the Center for Education Reform has compiled a booklist of what it considers the best ed. reform books released this year.
And now for the kicker... Know any out-of-work ethnographers? New York City-based charter network Success Academy wants to hire one to study its schools.
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