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New study: Charter school teachers less likely to call in sick than peers in regular schools

A new report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute looks at the number of teachers who miss 11 or more days of work a year and compares the absentee rates in charter schools and regular public schools. 898 more words


On Teaching The N-Word

I recently read a thread on Twitter regarding two Black children and their discomfort with their teacher’s usage of the N-word during a lesson. Long story short, a White teacher, in a room of mostly White students, in an attempt to teach about the N-word (the lesson objective was neither directly stated or implied in the thread) only normalized the discomfort those Black students felt via responses of their White classmates who said their various points of discomfort in life was equivalent to the discomfort the Black students felt about from their teacher saying the N-word in that moment. 1,035 more words


New law puts charter school students in play

Charter schools in Medford are praising a new law that allows charter students to participate in extracurricular programs — including sports — in the district, but that victory comes with a price tag. 43 more words

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Justices Decline To Hear Charter School Battle

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a case that challenged the constitutionality of a law that gives power to the State Board of Education in the approval of charter schools. 599 more words


Authorities Close in on Pro-Charter School Nonprofit for Illicit Campaign Contributions

Originally published in The Intercept on September 19, 2017

A NEW YORK-BASED education reform nonprofit funneled nearly $2.5 million to a related group in Massachusetts, according to  1,220 more words

Empire of Deceit says charters squandering taxes and violating immigration laws

The new book Empire of Deceit alleges “misconduct/misuse of taxpayer funds visa and program” at Gülen-affiliated charter schools. The book is calling for immediate federal and state investigations. 767 more words

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