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School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 20, 2020
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Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
Benjamin Herold, July 23, 2020
5 min read
Education Tension Rises in States Over Who Decides When to Reopen Schools
School administrators in some states are caught up in tensions about who gets the final say about when they can reopen their buildings and what precautions they should take to protect their communities.
Evie Blad, July 19, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in South Carolina
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Teaching Profession This Teacher Is Suing Her District Over Working for Free, Buying School Supplies
School districts have "unconscionably and impermissibly shifted operating costs of the classrooms directly on the financial backs of our teachers," the lawsuit alleges.
Madeline Will, November 26, 2019
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Federal Betsy DeVos to Visit Manufacturer Where Hundreds of Teachers Work Second Jobs
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will hold a workforce event at a South Carolina drug manufacturer that employs hundreds of cash-strapped teachers in second jobs.
Evie Blad, July 17, 2019
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Federal How Charters Could Factor in 2020's Democratic Primary
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 18, 2019
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Federal Democrats Are Fighting Over Charter Schools. Will Key Early Primary States Care?
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 11, 2019
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Teaching Profession Teachers Wanted: S.C. Company Hires Cash-Strapped Educators for Warehouse Jobs
Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a drug manufacturing company in West Columbia, S.C., recently hired 650 current and retired teachers through a new program designed to provide educators with additional income.
Sarah Schwartz, May 3, 2019
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Teaching Profession A RedForEd Wave: Teachers in North and South Carolina Leave Classrooms in Protest
A sea of red swept the capitals of North and South Carolina on Wednesday, as thousands of teachers turned out to demand higher pay and more school funding.
Madeline Will, May 1, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act States Hunt for Evidence to Underpin School Turnaround Efforts
It's not enough to come up with a plan to fix the worst-performing schools, the strategy must show it has a chance of working to satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Alyson Klein, April 2, 2019
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Protesters turn out against a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have bundled teacher pay raises in a bill that would also expand charters and other elements unpalatable to many teachers in the state.
Protesters turn out against a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have bundled teacher pay raises in a bill that would also expand charters and other elements unpalatable to many teachers in the state.
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Teaching Profession Teachers Asked to Swallow Concessions to Get Pay Hikes
Politicians in some states are using the push for higher teacher pay as a way to press other demands, such as expanding charter schools and vouchers, and tying teacher pay to test scores.
Daarel Burnette II, February 25, 2019
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Students in Johnston, S.C., walk past a portrait of the late Strom Thurmond, their school’s namesake and long-time U.S. senator who prominently opposed school integration. After black families decades ago fought to shed Thurmond’s name, a state law passed to make the name permanent.
Students in Johnston, S.C., walk past a portrait of the late Strom Thurmond, their school’s namesake and long-time U.S. senator who prominently opposed school integration. After black families decades ago fought to shed Thurmond’s name, a state law passed to make the name permanent.
Gerry Melendez for Education Week
School & District Management School Named for Strom Thurmond Provokes Strong Feelings of Pride and Prejudice
In the South Carolina high school named for the state's best-known senator and segregationist, a majority of students are African-American.
Corey Mitchell, January 23, 2019
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Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, a candidate for California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears at a candidates debate in Sacramento.
Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, a candidate for California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears at a candidates debate in Sacramento.
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Federal State Schools Chiefs: Who's Elected, Who's Not, and Races to Watch This Year
More than half of the 13 elected state superintendent spots are up for grabs this year, even as South Carolina voters weigh making the job an appointed one.
Daarel Burnette II, October 8, 2018
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