Archive for the ‘School Choice’ Category

Turkish parents fight against automatic assignment to Islamic schools

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ANKARA – Parents in Turkey “raced against the clock” to make alternative arrangements for their children after 40,000 students were assigned to Islamic schools, known as “Imam Hatips.” Many of the students are non-Muslim or members of the Alevi religious minority, who have already expressed concerns in the wake of the recent election of Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Turkish presidency.
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Education under the new Swedish order

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just over a week ago, Swedes threw out the relatively pro-market coalition that had goverened the country for the past 8 years, handing power (though not an outright majority) to a new left-of-center coalition.
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Six reasons rural families should (and can) have school choice

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INDIANAPOLIS – A common argument against school choice in rural America is that there just aren’t enough schools from which to choose. But the more you understand about choice policy and the rural-schools landscape, the more you realize this argument actually distorts the facts, obscures rural students’ needs, and undersells the tools available to families, educators, and communities. Six points are worth keeping in mind.
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Editorial: Why school choice is important

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is no question that our current education system leaves children behind. Those most in need of a quality school are, unfortunately, the least likely to get one. And worse, opportunities for those without a quality education are severely limited.
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How online education can work for special-needs children

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SAN FRANCISCO – Compared to children who don’t have disabilities, those who do often work slower, need more attention, or need especially explicit, detailed instructions. It’s well-known by now that learning gadgets and online classes or therapy can work wonders with autistic children, but kids with other special-needs can benefit from online education tools.
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NC students denied their choice of school

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RALEIGH, N.C. – As the school year begins in North Carolina, many students don’t know whether they’ll be allowed to attend the schools of their parents’ choice or the traditional public schools they tried to opt out of.
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