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Tracking Attendance in Online Schools

Education Week - November 3, 2016 - 8:55am
Just 1 in 4 students uses GOAL Academy's learning software each day. Yet the state of Colorado officially reports an 89 percent attendance rate at the school. Why the disconnect?
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Cyber Charters vs. 'Multi-District Online Schools'

Education Week - November 3, 2016 - 8:55am
Across the country, interest is growing in such new types of non-charter management models. But multidistrict online schools have faced some of the same problems that plague cyber charters.
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Problems With For-Profit Management of Pa. Cybers

Education Week - November 3, 2016 - 8:55am
To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.
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Online Charters Cause Rift Among Supporters of School Choice

Education Week - November 3, 2016 - 8:55am
Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation's most influential supporters of school choice.
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Outsized Influence: Online Charters Bring Lobbying 'A' Game to States

Education Week - November 3, 2016 - 8:55am
Savvy lobbying, well-connected allies, and impassioned parents have helped keep online charters growing across states even in the face of often-poor results.
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Plight of the Public U: Those Hidden College Fees

Education News from NY Times - November 3, 2016 - 5:44am
Schools are tacking more and more extra charges onto students’ bills, much of it for basic educational services. Some call it “backdoor tuition.”
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Plight of the Public U: What 12 State Schools Are Cutting, or Creating

Education News from NY Times - November 3, 2016 - 5:44am
Doing more with less is the new norm. Some public universities are even finding fresh ways to ease students’ burden.
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Plight of the Public U: How the University of Alabama Became a National Player

Education News from NY Times - November 3, 2016 - 5:35am
State schools like Alabama are following a new survival strategy: lure top students, boost reputation, raise tuition, go big.
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City College Gets Interim Leader After President’s Sudden Exit

Education News from NY Times - November 2, 2016 - 9:47pm
Vincent G. Boudreau, dean of the Colin L. Powell school at City College, was appointed to take over for Lisa S. Coico, who quit last month amid a federal inquiry involving her personal expenses.
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A Guide to Getting a Bachelor’s Abroad

Education News from NY Times - November 2, 2016 - 3:14pm
Opportunities for earning an undergraduate degree on foreign soil, taught in English, are growing by the year. And the price is right: In some countries, it’s free.
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For Schoolchildren, Weights Rise Along With Summer Temperatures

Education News from NY Times - November 2, 2016 - 12:51pm
Younger elementary students have a far higher chance of gaining excessive weight during the summer than when they are in school.
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