The Daily Ed: August 24, 2012

Opinion: Charters part of a broader plan to reshape and reform public schools (Seattle Times)
Seattle Times columnist Lynne Varner lays out her reasons for supporting I-1240, the Washington Public Charter Schools Initiative.

Principally speaking, there are multiple changes across districts (Kitsap Sun)
A rundown of principal and administrator changes in the schools across Kitsap County.

Charter schools to parents: Strike won’t affect us (Chicago Tribune)
As tensions increase between Chicago Public Schools administration and the teacher’s union, Chicago charter schools assure parents that if the looming strike does occur, it will not affect the students enrolled in charter schools.

Polling group: Student success linked to positive outlook (Education Week)
A Gallup poll found that students with a positive outlook tend to perform better in school. They also found that students say they are more engaged in early grades and after tenth grade than they are in the middle grades.

Education Secretary Duncan: Shop around for college (Today Show Online)
In an online live chat with students and parents, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave advice for how best to pay for college and answered other questions.

No Child law loophole can mean fewer dollars for poor schools, study says (Tri-City Herald)
“Across the country, black and Latino students are being shortchanged in state and local spending on schools because of a loophole in federal law, according to a study that crunched new data from the Department of Education.”

Friday Bonus: Infographic: 160 Years of Hurricanes Form One Giant Hurricane!
“John Nelson painstakingly mapped out every tropical storm documented by NOAA and NASA since 1851, and the results are absolutely spooky.”

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