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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Nexus

Blended Learning: Nexus Academy of Indianapolis (Case Study 3)

In the Midwestern United States, one charter school’s approach to blended learning was ambitious right from the start. The first five Nexus Academy schools - three in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo) and two in Michigan (Lansing and Grand Rapids) all launched on the same day: September 4, 20 ...
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RockyMountainPrep

Blended Learning: Rocky Mountain Prep (Case Study 2)

In southeast Denver, Colorado, one young public charter school is using blended learning to serve at-risk elementary school children – and it is generating some impressive results.Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) is spearheaded by founder and CEO James Cryan, a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Watervill ...
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Maine’s Race to the Top “Report Card” is out and it is not pretty.
The U.S. Department of Education has released the scoring data for the second round of the Race to the Top competition and why Maine ended up ranking near the very bottom of states that applied in this last round is becoming much clearer.According to the detailed score sheet the feds released, Maine ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 13
As we near the end of the state’s Race to the Top application – only 10 pages remain that we have yet to review – my sense is that we need a strong finish.  The application has been uneven - solid in some parts, but embarrassingly weak in others. With the last couple of sections of the applic ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 12
Part F of the state’s Race to the Top application is a catch-all section touching on school funding, charter schools, and other school reform approaches that may not have been addressed elsewhere in the application.The first part of this section, worth 10 points, relates to school funding, and ask ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 3
In Part 3 of my series on Maine’s Race to the Top application, we look at section A(2) of the application, which has to do with the state’s capacity to actually implement the reform plan it has laid out.In case anyone had any question, the Department puts such worries to rest by claiming in the ...
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Predictions for Consolidation Plans

Predictions for Consolidation Plans

Our friends over at AsMaineGoes have been doing a little predicting.  How will the 17 consolidation plans to go before voters turn out?  My guesses:· Falmouth / MSAD 51(Cumberland). Though held out as a model for the state, support for this plan has been unraveling.My guess?DEFEATE ...
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UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

Read the full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center has previously reported, opportunities for Maine families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consolidation effort. For generations, families living in communities without a hi ...
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District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch
Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice, opportunities for families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consoli ...
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