NACSA Says Washington State Is The Best FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — A group claiming to represent the interests of charter school authorizers released a report yesterday rating Washington State among the top three charter school laws for authorizing, despite serious deficiencies in that state’s law. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) also […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — The US ranks 35th in math, 15th in reading, and 18th in science according to the 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) released today. Scores indicate a decline for the first time in several years in math, while reading and science remain stagnant. The PISA assessment, administered every three years […]
by Stephen I. Mayo Soundview Rising October 14, 2016 Ah… the Hollywood Axis of Evil. We have become accustomed to its denizens poking their stimulant-addled noses into matters of public policy, and making profound asses of themselves; from actor Sean Penn’s ludicrous foray into international drug-cartel diplomacy to star Leonardo DiCaprio’s half-baked musings on climate change […]
by Jeanne Allen Daily Hampshire Gazette September 30, 2016 It’s time to set the record straight on education funding. Opponents of education opportunity continue to spread false information about charter schools, despite the fact that many reputable sources, including newspaper editorial boards, have acknowledged that the claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public […]
By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […]
Charter school sponsors will be spending the better part of July submitting documents for a new evaluation process that some argue is cumbersome and makes it impossible to receive perfect marks. The new evaluation framework – which was created by an advisory panel following a discovery last summer that the previous ratings were being calculated […]
Teacher pay should be higher priority (CER in the news)
9 December 2016
One of the most underrated and underpaid jobs in America is quite frankly one of the most important jobs, and that would be teaching. From the age of four, if accepted to participate in pre-kindergarten, to the age of 17 or 18,...
KY Ed. Secretary gets it right about Maryland charter schools – Part 2 (CER in the news)
9 December 2016
During the show, Kentucky Senator Gerald Neal kept pushing Maryland as having an exemplary charter school program with a law Kentucky should emulate. Towards the end of the broadcast Kentucky’s Secretary for Education and Workforce...