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Community Charter sues CUSD for
$3.8 million Chester
Delco Times By JOHN KOPP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill would require transparency in charter school management Florida
The measure, submitted by state Sen. Larcenia Bullard, D-Miami, would require the schools to be transparent about who manages them and how much they are paid.
BY KATHLEEN McGRORY and SCOTT HIAASEN kmcgrory@MiamiHerald.com
public charter schools to be more transparent .State Senator Larcenia Bullard,
D-Miami, filed a bill Wednesday that would require charter schools to post
information about their management companies on their school websites. Miami
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/22/2558334/bill-seeks-transparency-in-charter.html#storylink=cpy
Legislators - How about something similar in a Reform Bill? Pennsylvania Charter
Here’s a link to the one-page bill described above:
Senate Bill 1338 (2012) - The Florida Senate
www.flsenate.gov › Session › 2012 Bills
MICEK - The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011:
No. 3 The Fight Over Education Funding.
Call Capitol Ideas Blog by John Micek Allentown 12/29/11
The Kids May Have This Week Off for the holidays (Yes, holidays.), but the fight over funding for Pennsylvania's 500 school districts and whose vision for public education would win the rhetorical high ground rarely took a day off in 2011.
SCHOOL CHOICE: Three school districts will merge teaching efforts
Penn Manor, Hempfield and
Manheim Township plan to unveil an “open campus” project that
is believed to be the first collaborative effort of its kind in Pennsylvania
New Era Lancaster Dec 28, 2011 23:01, BRIAN
WALLACE, Staff Writer
Imagine a high school where students can take classes as early as 7 a.m. or as late as 9 p.m.
Some of the courses are taught face-to-face in the school, with others delivered online and still others taught through a mix of classroom and computer-based instruction.
At this school, tuition is free and students can enroll in specialty courses such as Latin and business Spanish that their home schools don't offer.
“In addition to shutting the
office and cutting some of the
schools' extra instructional time, there's also been cuts in enrichment
programs, mentoring programs and the elimination of school-based instructional
specialists, summer professional development, centrally-funded supplemental
academic programs and centrally-funded library upgrades.” Promise Academy
Cuts to Philly's Promise Academies
Inquirer Philly School Files Blog by Kristen Graham Philadelphia
Tucked in today's story about "Occupy
440" - a group of school nurses' protest against the
's latest round of budget
cuts - was a line you may have missed: Philadelphia School District
District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the Promise Academies had had "significant cuts," including the elimination of the entire central office staff that supervised those schools, which was also axed as of Dec. 31.
The School Lunch Barometer
New York Times EDITORIAL Published:
December 29, 2011
The economic downturn is driving more and more families into the ranks of the poor and the “near poor” who barely make it from paycheck to paycheck. This pattern is chillingly clear from the rising numbers of formerly middle-class children now qualifying for free or low-cost meals under the federally financed school lunch program.
EDUCATION WEEK’S 2011: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The editors at Education Week have handpicked memorable articles from 2011. Below are collections of ten of the most significant stories from our coverage of education over the past year.
10 education predictions for 2012
This was written by Larry Ferlazzo, who teaches English at
Luther Burbank High School
in . He writes a popular blog for
teachers and is the author of three books. He is a member of the Teacher
Leaders Network. A version of this excerpt appeared on his blog,
“Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.” Sacramento, California
Lopsided Debate Over Education Reform Reveals a Broken System
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Donations flow from the Gates Foundation to the right wing American Legislative Exchange Council, whose conference attracts legislators from around the nation. The billionaire philanthropists' foundations help write the laws that tie teacher pay to test scores, destroy due process, erode pensions, and lower standards to enter the profession.
The Department of Education directs billions in taxpayer dollars to states, but only if they are willing to implement these very same terrible policies.