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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTwo decades into the school “reform” drive that has painted itself as having everyone on board, a strong, nationwide counter-movement has emerged. Diane Ravitch, the grande dame of American education and a research professor of...
OXON HILL, Md.--Returning to a public stage for the first time since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney called on Republicans Friday to put a powerful U.S. military at the top of their agenda. The 2012 Republican nominee had a distrustful...
As I walk around Baltimore, it has become apparent that the city is on an upward swing. I see more people out on the streets and living in places that once seemed underused or headed for trouble. Streets and places I once considered dangerous are not...
Charter schools “outpace” traditional schools, DOE report shows (also enroll fewer poor kids, kids learning English or kids with disabilities)Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelStudents in Florida's charter schools “outpace” those in traditional public schools on state tests, according to the Florida Department of Education's annual report on charter achievement released today. Students in Florida's charters...
As a parent of a Noble Charter School scholar, I want to express my gratification of having a choice. During my scholar’s eighth-grade year, I felt I was applying for college in seeking the best education possible. Upon reviewing and investigating...
Tags: Schools, High Schools
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe controversial “parent trigger” bill will get its first legislative debate of 2013 in the House's choice & innovation subcommittee today. The bill (and its identical Senate version) would give parents more say in the fate of a failing...
Tribune reporterHundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward. On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
On Capitol Hill, in African-American churches and at historically black colleges and universities, people are talking about a documentary film that challenges negative reports and statistics regarding blacks, especially black men. "Hoodwinked," produced...
Tags: Education, Students, Bowie, Prisons, Prince George's County
The Chicago Sinfonietta, long a national model for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in orchestral performance, is reaching out to whet the cultural appetite of the city's Latino community with a promising new series of concerts in various venues on...
A recent report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools found Florida is among the top of the list for states that have strong charter laws friendly to charter school growth. Florida ranked fifth behind Minnesota who ranked first. Meanwhile,...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida ranks second in the nation when it comes to giving parents access to “quality educational options” and to “good information to make smart decisions about their children’s education.” A new Parent Power Index ranks...
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