Court denies DAs’ motion to open up John Doe records to private attorneys

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Prosecuting attorneys are “generally not authorized to delegate official powers and duties to others, including private counsel,” the majority opinion states.

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All of Memphis charter school’s graduating class heads to college

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Since 2012, every graduate of Soulsville Charter School in Memphis has headed to a four-year college or university. Of these 207 graduates, more than $30 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded, WMC Action News 5 reports. “Some students will choose four year, others will choose two year, some may choose trade school, and some […]

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Watchdog Podcast: Was Iowa the Super Bowl of the presidential race, or just Opening Day?

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, but for many political junkies, the big game came a few days early.

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D.C. school voucher program makes a cameo in the 2016 race

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

The Opportunity Scholarship Program, a school voucher program in Washington, D.C., promoted by former Speaker of the House John Boehner and signed into law by President George W. Bush (and opposed by President Barack Obama) is finding its way into the 2016 presidential election. Money for the program was left out of the omnibus spending bill […]

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The battle over vouchers in Tennessee

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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As legislation to allow school vouchers moves forward in the Tennessee legislature, opponents are gearing up to defend the status quo. A House budget subcommittee narrowly approved a voucher bill Jan. 20, a move heralded by Justin Owen, CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, as “a big step in the right direction for this school choice […]

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Two Indianapolis public schools may be charters by fall

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Indiana  /  No Comments

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“To really get the school where it needs to be, the school needs to be able to operate with the maximum amount of flexibility to make decisions,” said Aleesia Johnson, the district’s innovation chief.

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