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May 17, 2015

Curmudgucation Digest (May 17)

Charter fraud, Arne speaks on Pre-K, testing, and the hot new Honesty Gap!

May 14, 2015

New 'Innovation' Fellows Named to Redesign Struggling Indianapolis Schools

The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.

May 14, 2015

Why Public School Choice Should Be Part of School Improvement Efforts

isn't one of the central principles in a democracy, the power of citizens to make choices and decisions, within some limits? Also, don't we know that there's no single design/curriculum/organization for a school in which all students succeed? I think the answer is "yes." So public school choice, including chartering, with schools open to all - no admissions tests - should be part of what we work for.

May 13, 2015

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

May 12, 2015

Denver, New Orleans Offer Lessons on Streamlining Enrollment Between Sectors

Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.

May 08, 2015

The Weird Juncture of Teacher Appreciation Week and Charter Schools Week

Maybe it's inevitable. Maybe some things--the Common Core, annual testing, charter proliferation, test-based teacher evaluation--are the new normal. Do I wish my own state had passed strong standards for establishing charter schools, twenty years ago? Absolutely. Would it have prevented the charter school corruption and fraud in my state? Who knows?

May 07, 2015

NewSchools Venture Fund Summit Showcases Charters, Ed Tech, Change

About 1,000 stakeholders in education, and three students who are currently part of it, looked at topics of school re-design, equity, and technology.

May 05, 2015

Walton Foundation's Market-Based Ed. Initiatives Miss Mark, Report Says

Although the foundation's education initiatives have benefited individual families, those improvements aren't translating into systemwide change, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

May 05, 2015

Urban Charter School Wait Lists Swell Nationally, Report Says

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, New York City had the largest number of students with their names on wait lists at at 163,000.

April 29, 2015

In an Emergency, Some Nevada Charter Schools Don't Know Who to Call

A Nevada lawmaker wants to clarify whether school district police or regular local police are responsible for responding to emergency calls from charter schools.

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