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Harry Mathews's Blog – April 2014 Archive (12)

Schools That Work: New York’s Success Academies

07 April 2014 The Report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Success Academy Charter School opened its doors in Harlem in 2006, and now has 6700 students enrolled at 22 schools. Their self proclaimed mission:

“We prepare scholars to succeed in college and in…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2014 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Classical Charters Significantly Outperform Public Schools in STEM

23 April 2014 The Report Card

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is the latest buzz word in education. American students  are falling far behind developed nations in STEM. According to the Organization for Economic…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 24, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments

The Concord Review: A Bright Star in the Black Hole of U.S. Education

21 April 2014 The report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Will Fitzhugh, who Report Card readers will know as a frequent contributor to these columns, publishes The Concord Review. The Concord Review is distributed quarterly, and contains arguably the best…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 22, 2014 at 3:33am — No Comments

SETTLEMENT REACHED OVER FLORIDA TEACHER’S ‘GROSS IMMORALITY’ WITH STUDENTS

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Christine Jane Kirchner

April 15, 2014 by Dr. Richard Swier

Ms. Christine Jane Kirchner is a language arts teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami-Dade public schools. Ms. Kirchner in 2008 was appointed by the Miami-Dade School Board to the …

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 19, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

ABOUT: Diane Douglas - Candidate For AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

Diane Douglas for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Added by Harry Mathews on April 17, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Fake Charter Schools Survive Until 2015

4-10-14 Americans For Prosperity via email



Several of the "charter schools" sponsored by school districts are abusing the chartering process in order to double-dip from taxpayer funds - taking state charter funds while continuing to use local property tax money.  But these fake charters fail to operate under the independent management and market accountability of real charter schools.  The legislative budget includes $24.5 million dollars for such schools, which is less than…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 10, 2014 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Yale Student Told To Eat More Or Leave

Unhealthy or simply skinny? Yale student shares BMI ordeal 

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 10, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Bible Clubs Growing in Public Schools

4-9-14 Ryan Duncan Christian Headlines

In the small town of New Bethlehem, PA, over half the student body of Redbank Valley High School meet once a week for Bible club. The club is overseen by Joe Harmon, who believes these after-school meetings not only teach students that the Bible can be fun, but also inject much needed hope into the community.According to CBN…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 9, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

20 injured in knife attack at Franklin Regional High School

April 9, 2014 8:12 AM Pittsburgh Post Gazette

By Molly Born and Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Twenty people were injured -- four seriously -- in multiple stabbings this morning inside Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville. Most of the injured were students.

A witness said the male suspect, a student, was tackled by assistant principal Sam King. 

Westmoreland County public safety…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 9, 2014 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

Pakistan's Christian Schools Thrive Under Support of Muslim Leaders

Kaitlyn Speer World News Service | Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pakistan's Christian Schools Thrive Under Support of Muslim Leaders

Murree Christian School sits at over 7,000 feet in elevation in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. A former hill station run by Anglicans in Pakistan, just above…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 5, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

Report to Veterans on the State of U.S. Education: A Preview

April 2, 2014 The Report Card

Dr. Peter Wood, President National Association of Scholars

Dr. Peter Wood, President National Association of Scholars

Editor: www.thereportcard.org The highly respected National Association of Scholars is preparing the report to alert veterans that the liberty and principles they fought for is…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 4, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

NY Mayor Rebuked on Charter School Opposition

April 3, 2014 The Report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org In a stunning reversal, Mayor de Blasio, who ran on a pledge to the Teacher’s Union to shut down charter schools, was rebuked by fellow Democrat Gov. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature. Minority parents took…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 3, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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