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January 27, 2014
For 40 years, Catholic schools have been celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, for many years starting the last Sunday in January. Read more »
January 23, 2014
Kara Kerwin discussing education reform in America. Read more »
January 17, 2014
Maryland ranks at the top of Education Week's 2013 Quality Counts, despite ranking 38th on CER's Parent Power Index. Read more »
January 14, 2014
Nancy Madsen, Richmond Times-Dispatch Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was not shy about about claiming success during his final State of the Commonwealth Address. Among the accomplishments he cited in his hour-long speech: “We expanded charter” schools. Charter schools are alternative primary or secondary academies that receive tax dollars but are not subject to all of the […] Read more »
January 13, 2014
Mary C. Tillotson, One of the greatest challenges for school choice proponents is simply educating parents that they have a choice. “If we’re going to really have parents engaged in knowing what all their options are, someone’s got to go and tell them,” said Jonathan Butcher, education director at the Goldwater Institute. His group has published […] Read more »
January 6, 2014
Natasha Lindstrom, Bucks County Courier Times HARRISBURG — The state Senate is set to vote as early as this month on the latest proposal to overhaul Pennsylvania’s 16-year-old charter school law. Tension between the state’s charter system and traditional public schools has intensified as charter schools have proliferated and overall education funding has dropped, with an […] Read more »
January 2, 2014
Politico Morning edition featured a roundup of possibilities from education experts in the year 2014.  Below are some predictions for the coming year: WHAT WILL 2014 BRING FOR K-12?: We’re not in the prediction business, but a roundup of possibilities from education experts: (Watch for more in Friday’s edition of Morning Education.) COMMON CORE WILL STAY […] Read more »
December 27, 2013
Orlando Montoya, GPB News Two Georgia Army bases are part of a nationwide study that could expand military charter schools. The Defense Department is re-thinking education for military children. About 23,000 students attend schools run by the military at bases in the 50 states. The study will take into account test results, graduation rates and […] Read more »
December 24, 2013
Katie Ash, Education Week Jose A. Herrera, the father of two school-age children in New York City, said he used to be completely disengaged from politics—he didn’t even vote. But that all changed after he successfully teamed up with other parents to push to move his elder son’s charter school from a community center into […] Read more »
December 16, 2013
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, The Detroit News Raising minimum wage hurts youth Calls to increase the minimum wage are rising. Financial Times columnist Edward Luce wrote that raising the minimum wage “would inject a much-needed stimulus into the anemic recovery without involving a dollar of taxpayer money.” The New York Times has published columns by Princeton professor […] Read more »