Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014



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.


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.


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.


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



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.


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.

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


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



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


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.


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.


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.


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



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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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



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


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


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.


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.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 26-June 2, 2014)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014



New York City Charter Move Proves Pricey; City Budgets $5.4 Million for Rent for Schools Ousted From District Buildings.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

What the VA could learn from charter schools.” By Ramin Oskoui. Washington Post. May 31, 2014.


Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes.” By Motoko Rich. New York Times. May 27, 2014.

The Newark School Reform Wars: The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.” By Owen Davis. Nation. May 28, 2014.

Akili Academy first-grader Kyron Bourgeois, 6, raises his hand in the class of Hannah Bunis on May 27, 2014 in New Orleans. Akili Academy in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans will be absorbing some students from the city’s closing public schools.” By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post. May 30, 2014.


Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System.” By Michael D. Shear. New York Times. May 26, 2014.

N.Y.U. Crisis in Abu Dhabi Stretches to Wall Street.” By Andrew Ross Sorkin. New York Times. May 27, 2014.

Losses soar at acclaimed Olin College; Needham engineering school relies on a large but hard-hit endowment; Olin College spent nearly $100 million more than it took in from 2008 to 2011, records show.” By Jon Marcus. Boston Globe. May 27, 2014.

Lawsuit Filed Over Cooper Union Tuition; Plaintiffs Say Trustees Mismanaged School Finances.” By Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

Job Search Meets Fundraising: Some Colleges Fold Career Centers Into Their Development Offices.” By Melissa Korn. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

After Raising $1 Billion in Seven Months, Harvard Campaign on Record-Shattering Pace.” By Matthew Q. Clarida. Harvard Crimson. May 29, 2014.

Alums Fund Poets, Libraries and More: New York Donors Give Back to Yale and University of Vermont.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 30, 2014.

To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East; Riding Technology Wave, Stanford Rises to Top of Some Measures.” By Richard Perez-Pena. New York Times. May 30, 2014.
Related story:
Stanford tops Harvard as America’s ‘it’ school.” New York Times. May 30, 2014.

“$5 Million to Endow Yale Poetry Chair.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. May 31, 2014.


Billionaires Boost Schools In Jersey City; David Tepper, Alan Fournier Set Up Institution to Help Train Principals.” By Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 27, 2014.

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to Calif. schools.” USA Today. May 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools.” San Francisco Chronicle. May 30, 2014.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledges $120 million to help struggling Bay Area schools.” San Jose Mercury-News. May 30, 2014.

“Mark Zuckerberg, wife to donate $120 million to Bay Area schools.” Los Angeles Times. May 31, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Friday, May 30th, 2014



Panel’s vote reaffirms charter school formula.” By James Vaznis. Boston Globe. June 24, 2014.

This week in the war on workers: Big profits and little transparency in Michigan’s charter industry.” By Laura Clawson. Daily Kos ( June 28, 2014.

Rocketship Education changes course, slows expansion.” By Sharon Noguchi. San Jose Mercury-News. June 287, 2014.


California lawmakers setting new regulator over for-profit career colleges.” By Katy Murphy. San Jose Mercury-News. June 23, 2014.

College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash.” By Tamar Lewin. New York Times. June 24, 2014.
Related story:
Corinthian Colleges Faltering as Flow of Federal Money Slows.” New York Times. June 27, 2014.


Making the Pitch: Making Harvard’s case in a crowded philanthropy market.” By Amna H. Hashmi and Tyler S. Olkowski. Harvard Crimson. May 29, 2014.

“Labor Conditions at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Campus to Be Investigated by U.S. Firm.’ By Ariel Kaminer. New York Tmes. June 27, 2014.


Brearley School Considers a Move; Independent School for Girls Reviews Sites for Its 700 Students.” By Josh Barbanel. Wall Street Journal. June 27, 2014.


Shift in Law on Disability and Students Shows Lapses.” By Motoko Rich. New York Times. June 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014



Charters, Public Schools and a Chasm Between.” By Javier C. Fernandez. New York Times. May 12, 2014.

New Haven Cutting Ties With Charter Co.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. May 14, 2014.

Rebuke of Charter Schools Is Seen in Newark Election.” By Kate Zernike. New York Times. May 15, 2014.


An Ivy League education won’t make you happier at work. Here’s why. Graduates of public schools report thriving in all areas of their life as much as Ivy League grads do.” By Abby Phillip. Washington Post. May 12, 2014.

Can MOOCs and Universities Co-Exist? Massive Open Online Courses Make College Degrees More Affordable. Does That Make Them a Threat to Campus Life?” By Douglas Belkin. Wall Street Journal. May 12, 2014.

On Intrepid, Faust Renews Campaign Pitch to New York Alumni, Donors.” By Matthew Q. Clarida and Theodore R. Delwiche, Harvard Crimson. May 16, 2014.

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign.” By Forrest K. Lewis and Tyler S. Olkowski, Harvard Crimson. May 16, 2014.

Harvard president’s 2012 earnings surpassed $1 million.” By Todd Wallack. Boston Globe/Associated Press. May 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014



Maine virtual charter school organization seeks reconsideration of failed application.” By Christopher Cousins. Bangor Daily News. May 6, 2014.

New York City Council Seeks More Scrutiny of Charter Schools; Bill Would Require Reports About Demographics, Academic Performance of Co-Located Schools.” By Mara Gay and Leslie Brody. Wall Street Journal. May 7, 2014.

Union: Keep Charter Reps Off School Board.” By Melissa Bailey. New Haven Independent. May 9, 2014.

Despite Shocking Reports of Fraud at Charter Schools, Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Increase Oversight.” By Zoë Carpenter. Nation. May 10, 2014.


After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. May 6, 2014.

Why I’m Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action).” By Evan Mandery. Huffington Post. May 7, 2014.

University Presses Under Fire: How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.” By Scott Sherman. Nation. May 9, 2014.

At Evangelical Colleges, Leadership Is Often the Family Business.” By Mark Oppenheimer. New York Times. May 10, 2014.

An Unusual College Captures China’s Online Imagination; A Chinese student is dubbed ‘Deep Springs Brother’ for getting into an elite, all-male school in the California desert.” By Te-Ping Chen. Wall Street Journal. May 10, 2014.