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House GOP tax bill ends programs charter schools have relied on for building projects
KPCC • Kyle Stokes
Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools
The Hill • Jacqueline Thomsen
BREAKING NEWS: The Myth of the New Orleans “Miracle” Exposed!
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Is the Board of Regents hostile to charter schools? Depends upon whom you ask.
ChalkBeat • Monica Disare
Justice Department Is Investigating Potential Racial Bias in Harvard’s Admission Practices
Slate • Lila Thulin
Ed Dept. Aims To Focus Less On Systemic Problems In Discrimination Cases
Talking Points Memo • Maria Danilova
Pacific University announces $80 million fundraising campaign
Oregonian • Andrew Theen, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Burdened by school retiree costs, Memphis leaders explore dropping new-hire benefits
ChalkBeat • Laura Faith Kebede
Teaching OECD's Collaborative Problem Solving Skills Through CTE
Education Week • Heather Singmaster
Peter Greene: Here Are the Conditions That Make a Charter School a Public School
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
House GOP tax bill ends programs charter schools have relied on for building projects
KPCCKyle Stokes
FILE - Andrew Osterhaus, a science teacher at Animo Florence-Firestone Middle School, a charter school in South L.A., assists a student as he works on a worksheet. The charter school operates of out bungalow classrooms "co-located" on an L.A. Unified School District...
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Education, Education Reform
Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools
The HillJacqueline Thomsen
The Education Department is considering changing how civil rights investigations are conducted at schools, requiring probes focus on one specific instance instead of searching for broader problems that led to the incident...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
BREAKING NEWS: The Myth of the New Orleans “Miracle” Exposed!
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Do not say wow. The editorial staff has not seen much beyond the 12 year history of charter schools. They have not raised any red flags about a “US Department of Education $13 million grant to a group of New Orleans universities...
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Charter Schools, Education
Is the Board of Regents hostile to charter schools? Depends upon whom you ask.
ChalkBeatMonica Disare
When the Board of Regents took the unprecedented step of rejecting two new charter schools last week, it sent shudders through the charter school sector. Even before the meeting last Monday, the Regents had been making charters “nervous,” said Andrea Rogers, the...
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Access to Higher Education, Achievement Gap
Justice Department Is Investigating Potential Racial Bias in Harvard’s Admission Practices
SlateLila Thulin
Glen Cooper/Getty Images The Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University’s admissions practices under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that confirms previous indications that the Jeff Sessions–led DOJ would...
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Barack Obama, Education
Ed Dept. Aims To Focus Less On Systemic Problems In Discrimination Cases
Talking Points MemoMaria Danilova
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Pacific University announces $80 million fundraising campaign
OregonianAndrew Theen, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Pacific University, the private school with campuses in Forest Grove and Hillsboro, said it plans to raise $80 million by 2020. The school is expected to formally announce its latest fundraising effort Monday. According to its website, Pacific is more than halfway...
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Charter Schools, Education
Burdened by school retiree costs, Memphis leaders explore dropping new-hire benefits
ChalkBeatLaura Faith Kebede
Memphis leaders have been grappling for years with how to cut a $1 billion-plus liability for retiree benefits through Shelby County Schools. But even as they’ve put options on the table, they’ve never settled on a sure-fire reduction plan. Now school board...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Teaching OECD's Collaborative Problem Solving Skills Through CTE
Education WeekHeather Singmaster
Workforce readiness skills. Employability skills. Professional skills. Soft skills. 21st century skills. It's no secret that we are in a time where skills, whatever you want to call them, are at a premium. Look at almost any survey of what business people...
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Charter Schools, Corporate Governance
Peter Greene: Here Are the Conditions That Make a Charter School a Public School
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Charter advocates like to say that a charter school is a public school. Peter Greene lays out the conditions that charter schools must meet to be considered public Schools. Here are three of those conditions. There are more. “If it is owned...
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