November 15, 2019

    Jason Bedrick on Religious Freedom and Private School Autonomy — The Learning Curve

    Jason Bedrick discusses New York’s controversial “substantial equivalency” proposal that would give the state Department of Education oversight of school…
    November 15, 2019

    Teachers in Three States Sue after They Say They Were Disciplined for Refusing to Use Students’ Preferred Pronouns

    The case is one of at least three pending against public schools in three states—Indiana, Virginia, and Ohio—by teachers who…
    November 15, 2019

    To Pay for New Union Contracts, Chicago Mayor, District Relying on Duct Tape — and Risky Assumptions about the Future

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools leaders have come up with enough cash to pay for the first year…
    November 15, 2019

    After Lingering on State Watch List for Nine Years, Colorado School Gets Another Chance to Show Progress

    Aurora Central High, an academically troubled school that has lingered on Colorado’s watch list for nine years, will get one…
    November 15, 2019

    There Are No Charters in Kentucky Despite Being Legal for Two Years — But a Group of Parents Plans to Change That

    Lynn Schaber and Sarah Strauss are both parents in Northern Kentucky and behind the effort to create the River Cities…
    November 15, 2019

    Critics Claim Ohio Religious Liberty Bill Could Force Teachers to Accept Scientifically Wrong Answers

    Among other provisions, the bill requires public schools to give groups expressing religious beliefs equal access to facilities and bans…
    November 14, 2019

    Report: More Students with Disabilities Attending Charter Schools

    The report shows that in charters, 83.5% of students with disabilities spend the bulk of their day, at least 80%,…
    November 14, 2019

    More Than $126,700: What Some Chicago Teachers Could Make by the Last Year of New Contract

    By the last year of the contract, 2023-24, starting salaries will rise to $66,330, while the most-experienced veterans will earn…
    November 14, 2019

    Analysis: United States Could Be Losing Up to $1.4 Trillion in Gross Domestic Product Due to Low Rates of Adult Literacy

    The nation could counter those costs with the eradication of illiteracy — bringing all adults up to a level where…
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