Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Editorial: Virginia falls behind on charters

Those words come from Matthew Clark, a spokesman for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican. They make a sharp contrast with the approach by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who recently outlined a budget proposal with a decidedly dollars-only approach to public education. The governor wants to spend more on it — a lot more. Read [...]

Charter schools are not the answer, Gov. Bevin

Throughout Gov. Matt Bevin’s election campaign, he continually asserted his support for the charter school movement as a way to replace failing schools in Fayette and Jefferson counties. On a radio show in November, Bevin promoted his platform for charter schools by stating, “Let’s start with public charter schools, put them in those communities where [...]

Polis: Truly leaving no child behind

Education is the best ladder of opportunity we can build for our next generation and the best investment we can make in helping families escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Read more here...

The Rise of Urban Public Boarding Schools

WASHINGTON—The founding Monument Academy teachers and staff knew that running a 24-hour school for children who’ve survived trauma and violence would be difficult. They just didn’t know how difficult. Read more here...

Charter school advocates raise PAC money

Charter-school supporters are raising money for the campaigns of Washington state lawmakers who have championed their cause since the state Supreme Court declared that the state’s voter-approved charter-school law unconstitutional. Read more here...

Brandon Brown named NC Charter School Teacher of the Year

Brandon Brown sensed something was happening Thursday, when someone questioned his attire. Craig Smith, the interim principal at Lake Norman Charter school and Brown’s boss, had worked with his staff to keep a secret. But, with that question, Brown figured it out. He had been chosen as the N.C. Charter School Teacher of the Year [...]

Lincoln Charter teacher wins third world title

The 42-year-old Thompson won her third straight International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Championships all-around title, June 5-14 in Salo, Finland. There, Thompson set two world records in the women’s 63-kilogram weight class – 310 pounds in the bench press, and 1,060 pounds in the all-around, which combines the competitor’s best lifts in the bench press, [...]

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