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December 12, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December 7, 2011 Armed with bundles of white roses — assembled to represent what they say are incidents of violence in the state’s 143 lowest-performing schools every 17 minutes — lawmakers and supporters urged that a measure to allow those students to attend alternative institutions be passed before the end of the year. […] Read more »
December 9, 2011
The Ocean City School District is a hot commodity. More than 85 students from across the region applied for the 39 spots in Ocean City’s popular school choice program this year. The deadline to apply was Dec. 1. Ocean City is one of 71 districts in the state chosen to participate in the Interdistrict Public […] Read more »
December 5, 2011
Pennsylvania has a simple choice to make. We can embrace change and welcome educational reform, or we can choose to satisfy ourselves with the tired old policies of the past that, by any reasonable standard of measure, have failed our children. In the last decade, we have made strides in developing tools that allow us […] Read more »
December 3, 2011
Supporters of a bill to give scholarships to tens of thousands of students in failing public schools to attend private and parochial schools rallied on the Statehouse steps, urging legislators to take action. Read more »
December 3, 2011
As state lawmakers take the correct course toward lifting the cap on charter schools, some Democrats are trying to block the move by raising the boogeyman of “profits.” Their proposal to ban for-profit charters should be taken for what it is — a backdoor tactic to limit charters and preserve the teacher union’s monopoly on […] Read more »
December 3, 2011
Detroit News December 1, 2011 Democrat senators are using the for-profit scare tactic to try to limit school choice in Michigan The Detroit News As state lawmakers take the correct course toward lifting the cap on charter schools, some Democrats are trying to block the move by raising the boogeyman of “profits.” Their proposal to […] Read more »
December 1, 2011
The Center For Education Reform (CER) report, The Garden State’s Missed Opportunity, uncovers evidence of New Jersey’s flawed charter school authorization process. Read CER's statement on why the findings make a strong case for multiple charter authorizers. Read more »
November 9, 2011
After months of deliberating on how best to improve educational opportunities for Pennsylvania the Senate passed the SB 1, and the bill awaits a hearing in the House Education Committee. Voice your support for ed reform now! The proposal builds on work begun earlier this year in the legislature and represents unprecedented unity among the […] Read more »
February 11, 2011
Are great schools made ON PURPOSE? Samuel Casey Carter seems to think so in his new book, On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character. On Purpose introduces readers to the teachers and school leaders who will stop at nothing to see the lives of their children changed for the better,and the children whose […] Read more »
August 25, 2009
As students all over the country head back to school this year, what is their likelihood of succeeding? A quick look at four recent indicators of school success - and attitudes surrounding it - are cause for concern. Read more »