9/29/2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/20100929_Key_senator_sides_with_charter_school_against_Phila__enrollment_limits.html
The upstart challenger running against state Sen. Bill Perkins last night blasted the Harlem Democrat during a televised debate for his opposition to charter schools, calling him a “polarizing figure” whose knee-jerk support of public schools over charters left the community in tatters.
9/3/2010, New York Post, New York http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/foe_slams_perkins_on_charters_IHb1dY7mwsbKxQvPPBMiXK
In just over three months, Mastery not only doubled its schools to six, it hired and trained teachers. And in under a month, it refurbished three buildings. Mastery is one of four charter operators converting seven low-performing district schools into Renaissance schools this school season as part of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s Imagine 2014 initiative.
9/3/2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/20100902_Mastery_Charter_Schools__big_test_in_Philadelphia.html
By serious reformers’ rankings, Colorado and Louisiana lead the states in education reform. So how did they lose out?
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9/2/2010, National Review, All States http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/245192/race-top-limps-finish-line-frederick-m-hess
Duncan praised government, school and union leaders for working together to create a plan with several reforms, including beefed-up teacher evaluations and more charter schools.
8/31/2010, New York Daily News, New York http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/08/31/2010-08-31_ed_czar_gives_new_york_a_for_race_to_top_effort.html
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne (AR’-nee) Duncan is coming to Albany to discuss $700 million in new federal funding for New York.
8/30/2010, wcax.com, New York http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=13064502
In large part, Pennsylvania’s failure to win the grant was our own fault. A school district needs buy-in from everyone – administrators, teachers, parents and even students – if reforms are to work. But just because we were honest doesn’t mean we were right.
8/30/2010, pennlive.com, Pennsylvania http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/08/race_to_the_top_hopefully_stat.html