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Student group sues after members arrested for handing out copies of Constitution

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, Federal government, First Amendment, Judiciary, Michigan, National, News  /  No Comments

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Free speech policies at Kellogg Community College prevent students from handing out pocket Constitutions in advantageous areas of campus.

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Gov. Bryant State of the State promises no new taxes, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ law

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant promised no tax increases, support for a “Blue Lives Matter” law and a rewrite of the state’s K-12 education funding formula.

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Size matters: Texas penalizes smaller school districts

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Education, Education Blog, Legislature, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Port Aransas ISD photo

Texas last year slapped a $244.7 million penalty on districts that had fewer than 1,600 students and spanned less than 300 square miles. In all, 467 independent school districts were penalized because they failed to consolidate into larger systems.

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EdBuild unveils recommendations for new K-12 funding formula

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

EdBuild revealed its recommendations to the Mississippi Legislature for a new K-12 education funding formula Monday.

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10 questions for Betsy DeVos about the mood on campus

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Commentary, Education, Federal Government, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

Betsy DeVos will have her hands full at the Education Department, including promoting free expression and the importance of due process.

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Will A-F school ratings make the grade in Texas?

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Accountability, Education, Legislature, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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A new “A-F” grading system that rates Texas’ public schools is getting mixed reviews from education activists, with one skeptic likening it to putting lipstick on a pig.

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