Single-sex schools boost enrollment, raise scores

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

MEN'S NIGHT: Principal Sterlin McGruder, left, and Gus Garcia at dedication of all-boys school named after Garcia.

Same-gender middle schools are improving academic performance in Austin’s poorer neighborhoods, and more all-male and all-female campuses are opening elsewhere around Texas.

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Nanny State of the Week: Florida county sends environmental specialist to investigate BBQ

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Commentary, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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The smell of barbeque has landed one Florida man in trouble with his local authorities, who reportedly sent an “environmental specialist” – a fancy term for this column recognizes as little more than a run-of-the-mill government nanny – to inspect his grill and then ordered him to contain the smell to his own property

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Education week-in-review: Killing school choice and crippling a budget

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Florida, where the teachers union is trying to kill school choice, to Philadelphia, where union politics may cripple the school district’s budget, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Florida passes wireless tax cut

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Florida, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

TAPPING TALENT: A U.S. court has ruled that U.S. tech workers can challenge President Obama’s order extending the legal status of foreign employees here.

Florida residents, who pay the fourth-highest wireless tax rate in the country, could see a nearly $20 reduction in their yearly wireless bill starting July 1.

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Black business group blasts the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, National, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A recent study claims that Hispanics and African-Americans will be disproportionately hurt by the economics of the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan.

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Teachers union vows to fight school choice in Florida, despite judge’s ruling

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Education, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s teachers union has announced it will continue its legal battle against the state’s school choice program, even after a judge threw out its lawsuit last month.

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