private school http://wrkf.org en Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice? http://wrkf.org/post/do-profit-schools-give-poor-kenyans-real-choice <a href="http://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com/">Bridge International Academies</a> has set up more than 200 schools in Kenya over the past four years, and plans to open 50 more in January.<p>Using a school-in-a-box model, Bridge's founders say it gives primary schoolkids a quality education for roughly $5 a month.<p>"We believe that we can be educating at least 10 million pupils around the world that come from families who live on less than $2 a day," says Bridge co-founder Jay Kimmelman. "We believe that we can give them an education ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:22:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 18712 at http://wrkf.org Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice? BESE Adopts Accreditation as Proof of School Quality http://wrkf.org/post/bese-adopts-accreditation-proof-school-quality <p><span class="BodyCopy" style="line-height: 19px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">The state's top school board Tuesday adopted revisions to its process for approving private and parochial schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will now accept accreditation from independent agencies as proof a school meets state standards.</span> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:24:55 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1141 at http://wrkf.org In Florida, Vouchers Bring Modest Improvement to Public Education http://wrkf.org/post/florida-vouchers-bring-modest-improvement-public-education <p><span class="BodyCopy">Late Thursday night, the state house passed a bill that would allow public school dollars to be used to send students from low-income families attending failing schools to private schools instead. The legislation, which is a cornerstone of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform plan, could hit the Senate floor this week. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">The voucher program is modeled in part after a program in Florida, which was the first state to try vouchers on a large scale a decade ago.</p><p class="BodyCopy">David Figlio, a professor of education, social policy, and economics at Northwestern University in Illinois, has been studying Florida's program since its inception.</p><p class="BodyCopy">He was skeptical at first.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2733 at http://wrkf.org In Florida, Vouchers Bring Modest Improvement to Public Education