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Ignoring Shavar and instead planting seeds for charter operators

So I have never been one to shy away from a conversation with non-like minded individuals at an event. As a result, I attended a recent charter school operator conference in New York City. 273 more words

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Charter-Promoter, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), Is Really Third Way Foundation, Inc.

An organization that calls itself Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) has been to Minnesota of late. This I learned from a colleague in Minnesota who asked me if I knew anything about PPI or a man named David Osborne, who is associated with PPI. 990 more words

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USDOE Has Not Updated DeVos' Schedule in Three Weeks.

NOTE: USDOE finally updated DeVos’ schedule– for the week of November 06, 2017– on November 08, 2017– midweek.

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The US Department of Education (USDOE) has a page that allows the public to access US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ schedule a week at a time. 841 more words

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Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) Fades Into a White-Moneyed Sunset

Two issues concerning school choice advocate Kevin Chavous happened in close succession: On October 26, 2017, BusinessWire announced that Chavous– who was already a board member for the for-profit, online education company, K12, Inc.– would now become the company’s “president of academics, policy, and schools.” 1,884 more words

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Kevin Chavous: Knight in Shining School Choice Armor to For-Profit K12 Inc.?

On October 26, 2017, BusinessWire announced that Chavous– who was already a board member for the for-profit, online education company, K12, Inc.– would now become the company’s “president of academics, policy, and schools.” 1,176 more words

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Exclusive: Charter leaders letter accuses CMO of racialized practices

I think you should know that there are things that charter supporters don’t want you to hear about. In fact, I believe the most convicting critiques of charters often come from their educators and parents. 3,098 more words

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Louisiana Charter Schools Renewed Despite Decreasing Test Scores

On October 18, 2017, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released results of an audit of charter school renewal.

A key finding: Seven charter schools were granted renewal despite a history of falling test scores. 1,039 more words

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