Budget cuts, budget cuts, and more budget cuts: what we're reading at GOOD Education HQ
Last year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slashed $820 million from the state's education budget. Now a judge has ruled the cuts violated the state constitution because they disproportionally impacted low-income districts.
<p> Wisconsin's Scott Walker certainly won't go down in history as the "education governor." The Wisconsin School Administrators’ Alliance <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/151179-gov-walkers-educational-budget">says Walker's proposed $1.7 billion in education cuts</a> "are of a magnitude not seen since the Great Depression."</p><p> It looks like the turnaround school model of education reform is coming to the nation's failing charters. The chronically underperforming Harlem Day Charter School is set to be <a href="http://gothamschools.org/2011/03/22/in-a-first-a-charter-operator-will-try-to-turn-around-a-failing-charter/">taken over by charter operator Democracy Prep</a>. </p><p> Joel Rose, the co-founder of School of One, is<a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2011/03/rose_leaving_school_of_one.html"> leaving to start his own nonprofit foundation</a>. He hopes to spread his technology-heavy "<a href="http://www.good.is/post/technology-and-teachers-the-rise-of-the-hybrid-school/">hybrid school</a>" idea nationwide.</p><p> <em>Extra Credit is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Education HQ.</em></p><p> <em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikafowler/5509985568/sizes/z/in/photostream/">photo</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" title="Attribution License">(cc)</a> via Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikafowler/">A Florida Studio</a></em></p><br/>
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