Zoë Kirsch
Zoë Kirsch

Zoë Kirsch is a reporting fellow at the Teacher Project and a Columbia Journalism School graduate. Her work covering city politics, health care, and criminal justice has been published in Philadelphia magazine and the Houston Press.

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Sept. 29 2017 12:05 PMRegulation of Credit Recovery Courses Slowly Gains SteamThis practice seems to be falsely boosting graduation rates at the expense of students. Some people are starting to pay attention.
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May 24 2017 9:00 AMBottom of the ClassSchools have countless choices for online courses. Here are some of the worst.
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April 12 2017 1:13 PMCamelot Education Still Has Explaining to DoStudents and teachers have accused the alternative schools company of abuse—and now a Georgia school district is reconsidering a $6.4 million Camelot contract.
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March 8 2017 5:50 AM“That Place Was Like a Prison”Camelot Education takes the students public schools have given up on. But the for-profit company’s approach to discipline has led to allegations of aggression and abuse.
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May 25 2017 5:55 AMWhy Bad Online Courses Are Still Taught in SchoolsBecause many of the laws regulating them are toothless—and because of an aggressive political effort to maintain that status quo.
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May 23 2017 5:55 AMThe New Diploma MillsRushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on “online credit recovery”—a form of instruction that may be selling students short.
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March 29 2017 5:55 AMCamelot Under SiegeFollowing allegations of student abuse, several cities are questioning their relationships with Camelot Education, a for-profit manager of alternative schools.