Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric; The FBI is investigating a group of educators who are followers of a mysterious Islamic movement. But the problems seem less related to faith than to the oversight of charter schools.” By Scott Beauchamp. Atlantic. August 12, 2014.

New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 11, 2014.

State Tightens Rules For Charter Schools.” New Haven Independent. August 13, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

The Law-School Scam; For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.” By Paul Campos.Atlantic. August 13, 2014.

Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe; Corinthian Colleges said last month that it would sell 85 of its 107 campuses and online programs. Above, the lobby of Corinthian’s Everest College in Santa Ana in June.” By Chris Kirkham. Los Angeles Times. August 14, 2014.

Teaching Is Not a Business.” By David L. Kirp. Op-ed. New York Times. August 17, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Donors boost Mass. public colleges; Fund-raising in state’s systems brings steady flow.” By Matt Rocheleau. Boston Globe. August 11, 2014.

A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.” By Keith Schneider. New York Times. August 13, 2014.

Social issues swirl at Gordon College; Stance on gays changes climate; Gordon College, with more than 2,100 students, has built a reputation as a faith-based institution with an inclusive feel, well to the left of more doctrinaire religious schools.” By Peter Schworm. Boston Globe. August 13, 2014.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste at Yale; Review of William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep.” By Carlos Lozada. Washington Post. August 17, 2014.

PUBLIC SCHOOL PHILANTHTROPY

Can Kickstarter save arts education?” By Caitlin Dewey. Washington Post. August 15, 2014.

SCHOOL REFORM

Michelle Rhee drops out of school group; StudentsFirst was hobbled by a high staff turnover rate and embarrassing PR.” By Stephanie Simon. Politico.com. August 13, 2014.
Related stories:
Ex-Head of Washington Schools Steps Down at Advocacy Group.” New York Times. August 14, 2014.

Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst; Michelle Rhee gives a speech in Los Angeles last year. She is stepping down as head of StudentsFirst, an education advocacy group that pushes for teacher evaluation systems that are based largely on student performance.” Los Angeles Times. August 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

D.C. charter school educates parents alongside children.” By Michael Alison Chandler. Washington Post. August 4, 2014.

State Board OKs Charter’s Sept. 15 Opening.” By Julia Zorthian. New Haven Independent. August 4, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

VA Says University of Phoenix Campus Is in Full Compliance; California Agency Had Found San Diego Campus Enrolled Too Many Veterans in Certain Programs.” By Ben Kesling. Wall Street Journal. August 6, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Assault case shocks elite St. Paul’s school; Assault case has elite St. Paul’s examining school’s culture; News of the allegation has left students horrified and questioning its spring rite.” By Evan Allen. Boston Globe. August 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

EDUCATION

FOR PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

California Cracks Down on University of Phoenix’s Veteran Enrollments; State Bans Campus of For-Profit School From Enrolling More Veterans in 7 Programs.” By Ben Kesling and Douglas Belkin. Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Record-Setting $650M Donation Paves Way for Psychiatric Research at Broad.” By Tyler S. Olkowski, Harvard Crimson. July 28, 2014.

PUBLIC EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofit group’s class teaches youths basic skills for college.” By Jason Song. Los Angeles Times. August 2, 2013.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs.” By Al Baker. New York Times. July 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Louisiana parents, teachers, charters sue to get the Common Core back on track.” By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. July 23, 2014.

Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 22, 2014.

Elm City Charter Eyed For Futuristic “Conversion”.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. July 24, 2014.

Judge allows 2 charter schools to remain open.” By Stephen Ceasar and Teresa Watanabe. Los Angeles Times. July 26, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

DeVry Says New York Is Investigating Marketing Practices; Attorney General’s Office Probes Possible Violations of False Advertising Laws.” By Michael Calia. Wall Street Journal. July 20, 2014.

As a teacher, I fought predatory for-profit schools from the inside.” By Nina M. Flores. Washington Post. July 24, 2014.

Review & Outlook: Obama’s Corinthian Kill; How regulators used accusations to ruin a for-profit educator.” Wall Street Journal. July 26, 2014.
Related story:
Heald, other Corinthian-owned colleges continue to recruit students as company closes.” San Jose Mercury-News. July 24, 2014.
Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 27, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

AFSCME parts ways with the United Negro College Fund over Koch brothers money.” By Laura Clawson. Daily Kos. July 26, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration.” By Sara Hayden. Los Angeles Times. July 21, 2014.

Town Wins Transfer Of Islamic School Tax Case to New Britain.” By Marcia Chambers. New Haven Independent. July 2, 2014.

SCHOOL REFORM

Why Are Teachers Unions So Opposed to Change? As a former union leader and a lifelong Democrat, I am deeply troubled by their rhetoric and strategy.” Opinion. By Antonio Villaraigosa. Wall Street Journal. July 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter School Scales Back Plans.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. July 17, 2014.

Maine’s first virtual charter school enrolls enough students to open: Amy Linscott opens Maine Connections Academy’s 536-page application last March to become an approved charter school in Maine.” By Nell Gluckman. Bangor Daily News. July 19, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges.” By John O’Connor. Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 8, 2014.
Related story:
Corruption-buster to monitor sale, closure of Corinthian Colleges.” San Jose Mercury-News. July 20, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

L.A. girls school launches inquiry into reports of teacher misconduct.” By Julie Cart and David Zahniser. Los Angeles Times. July 14, 2014.

Expelled transgender student wins partial victory.” By Emma Margolin. MSNBC. July 15, 2014.

Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers.” By Sandhya Dirks. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 15, 2014.

PUBLIC EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY

Pizarro: President Obama highlights work of Silicon Valley Education Foundation CEO Muhammed Chaudhry.” By Sal Pizarro. San Jose Mercury-News. July 16, 2014.

“Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students
.” By Christina Wilkie and Joy Resmovits. Huffington Post. July 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charters Catch On Fast in Newark; Parents Increasingly Look Outside District Schools.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. July 7, 2014.

With New Partner, Charter Aims For Aug. Opening.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. July 9, 2014.
Realted story:
Morrison Issues Plea For Charter Opening.New Haven Independent. July 10, 2014.

Guv Defends Charters, Calls For More Scrutiny.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. July 11, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Review & Outlook: Obama’s Letters to Corinthian; How to destroy a for-profit college company without due process.” Wall Street Journal. July 7, 2014.
Related story:
Fair Game: Flunking Out, at a Price.” New York Times. July 13, 2014.

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“Lessons of a For-Profit College Collapse.” Editorial. New York Times. July 9, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality.” Los Angeles Times. July 13, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Los Altos: Bullis Charter, school district reach tentative truce.” By Sharon Noguchi and Jason Green. San Jose Mercury-News. July 4, 2014.

McKinney: State Failed To Vet Charter Group.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. July 4, 2014.

New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. July 5, 2014.

Charters and Common Core: For them, integrated learning is nothing new.” By Frances Teso and John Glover. San Jose Mercury-News. July 6, 2014

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Heald College is for sale, parent company reports.” By Katy Murphy. San Jose Mercury-News. July 1, 2014.

College Group Run for Profit Looks to Close or Sell Schools.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. July 5, 2014.
Related stories:
For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others; California AG, U.S. senators want curbs on enrollment at troubled Corinthian Colleges.” Los Angeles Times. July 5, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Book Review: ‘Elihu Yale’ by Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker; Yale University bears the name of one of the world’s first super-managers, a child of the East India Co.” By Charles Dameron. Wall Street Journal. July 5, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Full-Day Pre-K Choice for New York City’s Religious Schools; Adding Spiritual Teachings to Extended Program Would Be Too Much for Children, Some Say.” By Will Huntsberry. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.

Potomac School investigation uncovers more alleged abuse.” By Justin Jouvenal. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.

Ethics guru, exclusive private school spar over discipline of daughter.” By Harriet Ryan. Los Angeles Times. July 4, 2014.

SCHOOL REFORM

Opinion: How Teachers Unions Use ‘Common Core’ to Undermine Reform; Instituting new standards has opened the door for attempts to gut teacher evaluations and ‘suspend’ accountability.” By Eric A. Hanushek. Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.

Good Riddance to Common Core Testing.” By Diane Ravitch. Huffington Post. July 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

D.C. officials seek stronger oversight of charter schools after recent fraud allegations.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 16, 2014.

Success Academy’s Expansion Plans Put de Blasio in a Tough Spot; Success Academy Charter Schools Force Mayor Bill de Blasio to Confront New Law.” By Al Baker. New York Times. June 16, 2014.

Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified.” By Stephen Ceasar. Los Angeles Times. June 16, 2014.

Pastor Stands By Charter School Manager: Rev. Eldren Morrison, who’s about to open a new charter school in New Haven, came out Friday in support of the embattled charter management organization he has hired to help him.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. June 20, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Corinthian Colleges Warns of Possible Shutdown; Restrictions on Federal Funding Leave For-Profit Educator in Cash Crisis.” By Stephanie Gleason and Josh Mitchell. Wall Street Journal. June 19, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall Jr. Becomes a Lightning Rod; Texas Lawmakers Move to Impeach Board Member Over Push for Documents.” By Nathan Koppel. Wall Street Journal. June 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014

EDUCATION

A Half-Century of Guiding Young Scholars in Harlem.” By David Gonzalez. New York Times. June 9, 2014.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

NY Schools: Success Academy Wants 14 New Charter Schools; Eva Moskowitz, the Leader of the School Network, Sparred With Mayor de Blasio in February Over School Space.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2014.

EDUCATION REFORM

Education: D.C. releases new boundaries proposal with emphasis on neighborhood schools.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 12, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Sports: Face of the N.C.A.A., Battered Early and Often.” By Ben Strauss and Steve Eder. New York Times. June 9, 2014.

Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy.” By Michael Paulson. New York Times. June 10, 2014.

The Extra-Curriculum: Undergrads are increasingly looking outside of the classroom for a different kind of education.” By Madeline R. Conway and Steven S. Lee. Harvard Crimson. June 10, 2014.

Capital Campaign: Has HMC Lost Its Edge?” By Christine Y. Cahill and Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. June 11, 2014.

Harvard Management Co. CEO To Step Down: As Harvard’s Chief Money Manager, Mendillo Led Endowment Through Financial Crisis.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. June 11, 2014.
Related story:
Harvard endowment chief Jane Mendillo to leave post.” By Beth Healy. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.

New Chairman of Board at N.Y.U. Is Announced.” By Ariel Kaminer. New York Times. June 14, 2014.

PRIVATE & PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Catholic Prep School Helps Detroit’s Minority Students Succeed In College.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. June 11, 2014.

NY Schools: Private School Tests in Flux in New York City, Causing Fuss; New Assessment Emerges After Announcement of No Consistent Testing Component.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. June 13, 2014.

PUBLIC EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY

Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Coup.” By Diane Ravitch. Huffington Post. June 9, 2014.

Firms boost long-term education investing.” By Lonnie Shekhtman. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.

Boston schools look outside for money: Private donors targeted to offset budget cuts.” By Meghan E. Irons and James Vaznis. Boston Globe. June 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014

EDUCATION

CHARTER SCHOOLS

D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds.” By Emma Brown. Washington Post. June 3, 2014.

FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Potential Sale of Law School Raises Debate Over Who Should Profit.” By Steven M. Davidoff. New York Times. June 4, 2014

PUBLIC SCHOOL PHILANTHROPY

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution: Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is taking heat from education groups, which say the Gates Foundation’s philanthropic support comes with strings attached. Here, he responds to his critics in an interview with The Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton.” By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. June 7, 2014.

HIGHER EDUCATION

University completes fundraising for colleges.” By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas. Yale Daily News. June 3, 2014.

Kochs donate $25m to United Negro College Fund: Said Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund president: “Criticism is a small price for helping young people get the chance to realize their dream.” By Kimberly Hefling. Boston Globe/Associated Press. June 7, 2014.

New Rutgers institute focuses on safety, security.” By Keith Sargeant. USA Today/East Brunswick Tribune. June 7, 2014.