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Arizona charter school students outperforming most of nation – The Center Square

Arizona’s charter schools, if separated from their public school counterparts, have eighth graders that perform at higher levels than nearly any other state. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, better known as the Nation’s Report Card, found that Arizona district and charter students scored at approximately the national average in fourth and eighth-grade math and

Education

Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink – Associated Press

On a recent morning inside Chalmers School of Excellence on Chicago’s West Side, five preschool and kindergarten students finished up drawings. Four staffers, including a teacher and a tutor, chatted with them about colors and shapes. The summer program offers the kind of one-on-one support parents love. But behind the scenes, Principal Romian Crockett worries

Hillsdale College

Tennessee’s embrace of conservative Michigan college sours – Associated Press

Photo: Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., speaks at a news conference The president of Michigan’s Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale’s

John Stossel

Opinion: COVID’s Good News – John Stossel

At least the pandemic had a silver lining. It taught parents that there are better alternatives to government schools. When COVID hit, bureaucrats in control were eager to close schools. Many closed them if just one child tested positive, even though COVID is little threat to kids. Union teachers seemed eager to be paid not to

Education

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Expand Training Pathways For Future Educators

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that will give public schools greater options in recruiting teachers, principals and other educational leaders. “For the past eight years, we have made it a priority to give our kids a high-quality education, and this legislation builds on those actions,” said Governor Ducey. “S.B. 1159 will ensure that more Arizonans

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Administration Targets Charter Schools

President Biden is keeping a campaign promise that will, unfortunately, make life more difficult for students and parents.  The administration recently proposed a new Department of Education rule to make it more difficult for nonprofit organizations to open charter schools, forcing them to comply with many unnecessary regulations and bureaucratic paperwork requests. The rule would

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