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July 1, 2016
By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […] Read more »
June 30, 2016
A quarter-century on, challenges loom for the school reform movement. Read more »
June 22, 2016
by Evan Smith Opportunity Lives June 21, 2016 Out of tragedy, an opportunity emerged. For decades the city of New Orleans was failing its children. The statistics make plain the reality of the situation: About 62 percent of students were enrolled in failing schools. And more than half of all students didn’t even graduate from […] Read more »
June 21, 2016
There is no disagreement with the fact the charter school law in Pennsylvania is out of date, but what is needed is a comprehensive and holistic approach, such as in House Bill 530, rather than a limited review that chooses to cherry-pick the need for more stringent charter school accountability and oversight while ignoring district accountability and illegal actions. Read more »
June 21, 2016
“There’s no excuse for the current state of America’s educational system,” Engler told the group last week. “We run the risk of falling even further behind if we don’t incorporate innovation and opportunity as bedrock principles.” Read more »
June 20, 2016
Allen says “more was accomplished in the first nine years of the education reform movement than in the past 16.” Read more »
June 18, 2016
The Center for Education Reform, a longtime charter school advocacy organization, says innovation and momentum within the sector of independent schools has slowed, and needs an infusion of new ideas that incorporate new strategies drawn from education technology and other areas. Read more »
June 17, 2016
"Many students who enroll in virtual charter schools do so because of extenuating circumstances or because they simply are not served well in a brick-and-mortar learning environment," Allen said. Read more »
June 17, 2016
Allen called the report "well-intentioned" but said, "We have got to stop making policy prescriptives based on aggregated data and averages that ignore individual outcomes." Read more »
June 17, 2016
But Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform said the report “lacks the depth and integrity that we need in educational analysis, and ignores the fact that the voluntary choices of parents — when they have them — do not represent our conception of what works best for their kids. Read more »