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New website shares research data on students in foster care

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Colorado, Education  /  No Comments

Colorado made frequent national headlines throughout the year

By C.S. Boddie / Watchdog.org The University of Northern Colorado has developed a website to provide ready access to data on educational outcomes for students in foster care, the culmination of a  research partnership between public and private entities in the state. “This work has become a model for how to do research partnerships at the state […]

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‘Listening tour’ will help inform Colorado implementation of new education law

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Federal Government, News  /  No Comments

Is Colorado rife with voter fraud?

by C.S. Boddie / Watchdog.org The Colorado Department of Education’s “listening tour” around the state was the first step in what is expected to be a long-running project designed to gather information and inform decision on how the new federal education law will be implemented in the state. Armed with survey software, CDE staff visited […]

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Utah a cautionary tale for municipal broadband

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler / Tennessee Watchdog A $40 million municipal broadband network in Provo, Utah, iProvo, was designed to lure high-tech companies worth billions. Those companies came to Provo, and the city’s economy is thriving because of it. But these events had nothing to do with municipal broadband, said Brigham Young University economics professor Brennan […]

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House minority leader: Fees bill like taxes, hurts Vermonters

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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With the final passage of the fees bill last week, costs will be going up for many Vermonters.

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Advice about school choice: Let it be

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

LOSING CHOICE: School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and people need to understand the law before it’s too late.

School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and residents need to understand the law before it’s too late.

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Is Google Fiber getting ‘backdoor corporate welfare?’

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler / Tennessee Watchdog The people behind Google Fiber and its support groups may lobby for municipal broadband, but they ultimately want it to fail, the president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance says. TPA President David Williams says Google already gets corporate welfare costing taxpayers millions. But it wants to take things a […]

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