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Before joining in December, 2013, Paul Brennan wrote for numerous publications from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (and many places in between), covering a wide range of topics, from skateparks to cloning.

Education week-in-review: less funding, more questions about sexual identity

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, News, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From New York, where charter schools face difficulties because they receive less funding than other public schools, to Vermont, where the state wants to know more about students’ sexual identities, to Philadelphia, where books fill dusty basements more than classrooms, it’s been a week of education stories in which the keywords are “less” and “more.”

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Education week in review: confusing school consolidation, free union rent

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From legally questionable free office space for teachers unions in Philadelphia to a Los Angeles, where a court ruling means the city’s school district will have to provide more space for charter schools, it’s been a busy week in education news. covered it all.
Vermont: consolidation and confusion
A confused and confusing plan […]

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A school choice expert shares his experience at success

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments photo

“We worked truly hard,” Brown said. “We increased the amount of time spent on reading and math, even though that required an extension of the school day to eight hours. That was tough, but it was successful.”

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Report: Choice more important than dollars in improving Wisconsin schools

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It’s a lesson every school kid learns. If you want good outcomes, you must base your decisions on facts.

But according to a new report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, it’s unclear if those in charge of education policy in Wisconsin have learned that lesson.

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Classroom management program makes eager students out of teachers

By   /  April 7, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments photo

After more than 30 years as a teacher, Cindy Wachs is still an eager student.

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Program makes college possible for low-income students

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Kashayla Peete will become the first member of her family to attend college when she starts at the University of Minnesota this fall.

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