MN Schools’ Expensive Legal Insurance

Reprinted from TwinCities.com After a string of lawsuits and settlements with students' families and former employees, costs of legal insurance for St. Paul Public Schools almost tripled this year. That increase stands out, even amid rising costs for such coverage …

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TN Becoming Ed Reform Hotspot

Reprinted from The Tennessean  The K-12 education agenda of Gov. Bill Haslam was poked, debated and contested during this year’s legislative session, capped by lawmakers scrapping a controversial teacher licensure policy and delaying the move to end-of-year testing aligned with …

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Common Core Debated in NV

Reprinted from the Las Vegas Review-Journal A legislator read a graphic sex scene from a book he said is approved under the new academic standards of Nevada schools. A woman repeatedly shouted from the audience at lawmakers, calling them liars. …

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NH Official: Agency Didn’t Kill Bill

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‘Just Learning’ in Juvenile Prisons?

Reprinted from The Seattle Times In every arena of education, Americans have become relentless in their search for evidence of results. That goes for preschools, colleges, anti-dropout programs — you name it. Except for one long-lingering category: juvenile detention. The purpose …

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Anti-Charter Rant from TN Board Member

Reprinted from The Tennessean The Metro school board's fiercest charter school critic called for an "end game" on what future Nashville charters should look like during a blunt speech Tuesday that made accusations of profiteering and corporate interference. Board member …

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Contract Victory for Florida Charters

Reprinted from News4Jax.com Florida created charter schools in 1996. They remained public schools funded by state dollars. The legislation debated in the state House would now take away bargaining power for local districts that must approve those charter schools. And …

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Bill Clinton to Visit Nashville Charter

Reprinted from The Tennessean Bill Clinton will be in Nashville on Monday to serve as the keynote speaker as LEAD Academy celebrates its inaugural class of graduates. During the same stop in Nashville, the former president will attend an evening …

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Charter Enrollment Surge in NYC

Reprinted from The NY Daily News Enrollment at traditional public schools in the city declined over the last 10 years as students flocked to charter schools, new data revealed Tuesday. Nearly 59,000 students attended publicly funded, privately run charters in the …

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CA GOP Candidate/Ed Reformer

  Reprinted from LA Times Saying that better schools are critical for California's prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. "We must reject the …

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