MS Choice Advances, FL Military Families Want Charter, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
Friday's ed news
MISSISSIPPI: The Senate and House approve education savings accounts for disabled kids.
CHOICE: In eight states, parents can be jailed for pretending they live in a better school district to help their child,
FLORIDA: Despite a denial, military families still seek a base charter school for their kids.
ARROGANCE: Why people setting education policy must be humble.
TECH: Spraying computers into schools will not necessarily improve student achievement.
POLICY: Why long-time teachers should be far more involved in setting education policy.
PENNSYLVANIA: Disadvantaged children can hurt the achievement of others in their classrooms, a study finds.
Thursday's ed news
ARIZONA: The state superintendent is under fire for informing parents of their education options.
CALIFORNIA: The state leads the country in charter school growth, and charter enrollment is up 7 percent nationwide.
TESTING CONFUSION: Here's an explanation of the mess of tests kids have to take this spring as Common Core phases in.
WISCONSIN: A union local tries to re-enroll all teachers in automatic dues deduction, but so far only 62 of 1,500 teachers want that.
COLORADO: Parents and charter schools rally around a bill to reconsider Common Core and postpone its tests a year.
NEW YORK: Students with disabilities may soon take easier tests than their peers.
NORTH CAROLINA: A school board votes unanimously to reject a new state law that phases out teacher tenure.
Wednesday's ed news
ARIZONA: A House panel has approved expanding education savings accounts to lower-income children.
NEW YORK: In the face of public outcry, the Board of Regents has granted public schools five more years to phase in Common Core and will delay test-tied consequences for teachers by two years. Is it a total farce?
CALIFORNIA: Unions protesting a lawsuit that says state tenure laws hurt especially poor and minority kids have no case.
INDIANA: A survey discovers why parents choose voucher schools. Sixty-two percent were seeking better academics, the top-ranked reason, and 57 percent wanted moral instruction, the second-highest reason families chose vouchers.
E-DAYS: Forget snow days. Some Ohio kids keep up with school at home when the snow is too high, using online learning.
CHOICE STRUCTURE: Why it’s more important to worry about making more good schools than guarding against bad schools.
WISCONSIN: Lawmakers continue to throw out ideas over what data and testing to require of private voucher schools.
TENNESSEE: Unions there are joining what’s becoming a nationwide protest against new teacher evaluations they previously signed onto.
NEW JERSEY: Education commissioner Chris Cerf is stepping down to join education tech company Amplify.
Tuesday's ed news
LOUISIANA: The feds and state are close to a final agreement on how much data the feds get about voucher applicants. It’s a lot.
GEORGIA: Common Core opponents muster a better rally than supporters.
ALASKA: A proposal to allow vouchers moves one step closer to a public ballot.
THE FUTURE: How education innovation means state tests are almost outmoded.
PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Corbett tries out his own version of Race to the Top competitive education grants.
THE SEXES: What does the research say about single-sex schools?
Monday's ed news
GEORGIA: A state representative wants to almost double the size of the state's tax-credit scholarship.
UTAH: The country’s second anti-Common Core lawsuit has been filed.
CHARTERS: Test results of charter school students are rising faster than four years ago.
SOUTH CAROLINA: State costs for Common Core tests are out, and they jack up the price from previous estimates.
IDAHO: A student data privacy bill has hit the Senate.
MONEY: An analysis of the latest national test scores shows that more money does not increase student achievement.
INDIANA: The state sets panels to evaluate and reconsider Common Core.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley misses an opportunity to really improve education by introducing school choice.
ARIZONA: Gov. Brewer wants to charge school districts and charter schools $15 per student to get them broadband.
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