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District's contract proposal not even close, teachers union says

District's contract proposal not even close, teachers union says | Charter Schools in the USA TGS | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia School District wants its teachers to lengthen their workdays, give back up to 13 percent of their salaries, and forgo pay raises at least until 2017.
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Broken Promises? More Lessons About Charter Schools

Broken Promises? More Lessons About Charter Schools | Charter Schools in the USA TGS | Scoop.it

"The charter school movement gained a foothold in American education two decades ago partly by asserting that independently run, publicly financed schools would outperform traditional public schools if they were exempted from onerous regulations. The charter advocates also promised that unlike traditional schools, which were allowed to fail without consequence, charter schools would be rigorously reviewed and shut down when they failed to perform. With thousands of charter schools now operating in 40 states, and more coming online every day, neither of these promises has been kept. Despite a growing number of studies showing that charter schools are generally no better— and often are worse  —than their traditional counterparts, the state and local agencies and organizations that grant the charters have been increasingly hesitant to shut down schools, even those that continue to perform abysmally for years on end." | via New York Times

 


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Education Week: 'Hybrid' Charter Schools on the Rise

Education Week: 'Hybrid' Charter Schools on the Rise | Charter Schools in the USA TGS | Scoop.it
Loosely based on the idea of combining face-to-face education with online instruction, the blended model of schooling is growing in popularity.

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