Tag: charter schools and teacher evaluations

redefinED roundup: Texas looks at lifting charter caps, Indiana and Wisconsin bills to expand voucher access and more

Indiana: Republican lawmakers scale back a proposal to eliminate a requirement that students attend public schools for one year before becoming eligible for a private school voucher (Associated Press). They pass it mostly along party lines in the House (Associated Press). They’re advancing a proposal to switch administration of the voucher[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Parent trigger, magnet schools, cyber bullying & more

Digital learning. Lawmakers are set to consider a digital education bill that would allow school districts to create “innovation schools” similar to charter schools. Gradebook. Parent trigger. House version is filed, reports SchoolZone. Democrats concede they probably don’t have the votes to stop it this year, reports Naked Politics. Magnet schools.[Read More…]

Chicago strike gave charter schools a spotlight – Stacy McAuliffe, podcastED

Who won the strike in Chicago? Charter schools. While the nation watched, story after story noted the obvious – that while 350,000 traditional public school students were displaced for more than a week, thousands of charter school students were in class. Even better, news coverage gave the general public a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice expansion in Pennsylvania, charter school initiative in Washington and more

Pennsylvania: A budget deal expands the state’s existing tax credit scholarship program and creates a new one aimed at helping students in struggling schools. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Washington: Bill Gates chips in $1 million for a ballot initiative to bring charter schools to one of the last states without any. (Associated[Read More…]