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The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 
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Sexual Revolutionaries and Cultural Marxists Infiltrating Our Schools
Flash Report • Katy Grimes
Pro-charter school report shows higher absenteeism for public school teachers
The Santa Fe New Mexican • Robert Nott, The New Mexican
Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools
Education Gadfly Daily
District Schools Aren’t Charter Schools – and That’s Ok – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education Next • Michael J. Petrilli
District Demand Growing for Data and Content Systems That Can Share Information
Education Week • Michele Molnar
BREAKING NEWS: LAUSD Board President Steps Aside But Remains on Board
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
LA Unified board member steps down as president after felony charges but remains on board
EdSource • George White
Palm Beach loses fight against charter schools as Supreme Court declines to hear case
South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Scott Travis
Dear Secretary Betsy DeVos, Don't Overlook Parents
Education Week • Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
Councilmember Proposes Making All School Lunches Free
DCist • Christina Sturdivant
 
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Charter Schools, Education
Sexual Revolutionaries and Cultural Marxists Infiltrating Our Schools
Flash ReportKaty Grimes
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ~G.K. Chesterson Concerned parents of school-aged children know that sexual revolutionaries and cultural Marxists are destroying our public schools and universities. But Charter schools were thought to be safe from these...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Pro-charter school report shows higher absenteeism for public school teachers
The Santa Fe New MexicanRobert Nott, The New Mexican
A conservative, pro-charter school nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., says in a new report that teachers in traditional public schools across the nation, particularly those who are unionized, are about three times more likely to miss 11 or more workdays annually than...
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Charter Schools, Education
Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools
Education Gadfly Daily
Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies, a ten-day increase in teacher absence results in at least ten fewer days of learning for students. Clearly, some absences are unavoidable—teachers are only...
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Charter Schools, Education
District Schools Aren’t Charter Schools – and That’s Ok – by Michael J. Petrilli
Education NextMichael J. Petrilli
David Osborne, known for his best-selling Reinventing Government, is out with a new book, Reinventing America’s Schools. To promote it, he is blitzing the country and filling the nation’s newspapers with an argument that is familiar yet powerful: High quality charter schools...
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Charter Schools, Education
District Demand Growing for Data and Content Systems That Can Share Information
Education WeekMichele Molnar
Scottsdale, Ariz. K-12 districts are starting to understand how important it is to have data interoperability for their digital tools, and to push for this capability. Ed-tech companies are starting to take notice, too. That was one of the key takeaways in...
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Charter Schools, Education
BREAKING NEWS: LAUSD Board President Steps Aside But Remains on Board
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Ref Rodriguez, amidst criminal charges of money laundering, relinquished the presidency of the Los Angeles Unified School District aboard but is remaining on the board. This enables the pro-charter majority to retain control. Long-time charter supporter Monica Garcia will serve as board...
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Charter Schools, Corporate Governance
LA Unified board member steps down as president after felony charges but remains on board
EdSourceGeorge White
Credit: George White/The Los Angeles Unified school board meeting in July 2017. Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez is stepping down as president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board — but is retaining his seat on the board — one week after the Los...
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Charter Schools, Education
Palm Beach loses fight against charter schools as Supreme Court declines to hear case
South Florida Sun-SentinelScott Travis
The Palm Beach County School District has lost what's likely its final appeal in its attempt to keep out a charter school. The state Supreme Court issued a brief memo Tuesday, declining to take up the school district’s case against Florida Charter...
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Charter Schools, Education
Dear Secretary Betsy DeVos, Don't Overlook Parents
Education WeekCarolyn Sattin-Bajaj
School choice policies can create a 'tremendous burden' for families Just over seven months have passed since you assumed the role of U.S. secretary of education, and the controversy over your support of school choice has not waned. Critics and supporters of...
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Councilmember Proposes Making All School Lunches Free
DCistChristina Sturdivant
Following similar programs in five cities, a D.C. councilmember introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow all students in public and charter schools to receive free lunches in order to save money for parents and embarrassment for some students. Ward 4...
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