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Is Public Education Endangered? Will We Evolve Or Die?

Rob Furman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

As any endangered group, there has been writing on the wall of public education for some time.

Education Reformers Are So Gullible

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education
Dale Hansen

The thing voters need to ask themselves is: Who do they believe has the best interests of their child in mind more -- the person who interacts with them every day and is part of their local community, or the corporate CEO 500 miles away who answers to an unelected board and investors?

Why Not a Charter Government -- If 80% Raises for Everyone Doesn't Make Sense?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

On a quiet Sunday, the Detroit Free Press has reported that the State of Michigan under Governor Snyder, has decided it's time to start paying people what they're worth.

From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mary Bottari

For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.

For-Profit Ed Company Slammed With Lawsuit For Manipulating Tax Dollars

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Dozens of former employees cla...

Online Schools Face Backlash Amid Exploding Popularity, States Question Academic Results

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 3 (Reuters) - Virtual public schools, which allow students to take all their classes online, have exploded in ...

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

Do Online Students Cheat More Than Their In-Classroom Peers?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Cheating and grade inflation have been longstanding issues in education. Tales of years past tell the stories of days when As were much harder to ...

Philly Charter School Mogul Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Philadelphia charter school mogul Dorothy June Hairston Brown was charged Tuesday -- along with four colleagues -- with defrauding three charter schoo...

FBI Raids Office Of Pa. Cyber School Founder

Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

FBI agents on Thursday raided the office of Pennsylvania Charter Cyber School founder Nick Trombetta, who is suspected of misusing Pennsylvania tax do...

Trick Teacher Knows How To Get Class's Attention

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

For all the fanfare made about online learning representing the ruin of education, one teacher actually managed to use technology to his advantage —...

Judge: NC Online Charter School Can't Open Without State Approval

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

By Wade Rawlins RALEIGH, N.C., June 29 (Reuters) - A judge said on Friday that a private company cannot open the first online charter ...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Education Official Says Teachers Know What's Best For Kids, Not Their Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.09.2012 | Education

Debbie Squires, education official at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA), has sparked some controversy after te...

Online Schools Score Better On Wall Street Than In Classrooms

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. N...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan Charter And Cyber School Bills Lack Quality Controls | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Among the bundle of Republican education bills snaking its way through Lansing is a pair of measures that, at first glance, appears to capitalize on n...

Michigan Senate Decides To Lift Cap On Cyber Schools

Canton, Mich. Patch | Peg McNichol | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

Michigan might be getting more cyber schools. Under legislation narrowly approved 20-18 by the Republican-led state Senate, Michigan's current cap ...