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Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012
It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with financial analysts raising concerns about their stability and regulators in several states shutting down schools for poor performance.

The volatility has made it tough for startup schools to get financing. But an unlikely source of new capital has emerged to fill the gap: foreign investors.
Video Shows School Bus Aide Slamming 7-Year-Old Into Window
Chicago Public Schools CEO Out By 'Mutual Agreement'
Florida Sets Math, Reading Goals Based On Race, Ethnicity
Civics Testing Only Required In 9 States For High School Graduation
After Strike, Chicago Makes Sense Of Its Schools
Marianne Schnall: Exclusive: Interview With Oprah About Her School for Girls
2012-10-12-ScreenShot20121012at9.58.00AM.pngOne of the achievements that is clearly closest to Oprah Winfrey's heart is founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
Yasmina Vinci: Can You Hear Me Now? Who's Talking About Early Childhood Education This Election Season
It is time for the press to ask all candidates whether they are ready to make commitments to keep the window of learning opportunity open for all young children.
Jennifer Garner: C- Is Just Not Good Enough for Our Kids
A report card marked with too many C's and D's is not something to boast about. Unfortunately, those are just the kinds of grades America brought home yesterday, earning an overall C- in a new report released by Save the Children and First Focus.
Steve Mariotti: The Entrepreneur and Fear: An Argument for Entrepreneurial Education, Part 2
The paralysis of financial fear can be life-destroying. But, utilized in a positive way, fear can create a heightened sense of awareness, be a motivator and instill determination leading to success.
Crystal Brown: Stop, or You're Getting a Time Out! A Parent's Plea to Molly Munger and Gov. Jerry Brown
As the November election nears, I am absolutely appalled and heartbroken as I watch the teams behind Ms. Munger's Proposition 38 and Gov. Brown's Proposition 30 campaigns continue to take aim at each other.

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