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Demond Means resigns as OSPP commissioner

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We would hope that he (Chris Abele) learned a lesson: That if you’re going to cozy up to the Milwaukee Public Schools, nothing is going to happen.”

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Mississippi Legislature gives Bryant authority to tap further into reserves

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature passed a bill giving Gov. Phil Bryant the ability to dip further into the state’s rain day fund by $60 million.

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Survey: Majority of Ribble’s constituents say no to ban on Muslims

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Reid Ribble

“I share these results because I know that these are thorny issues, and there are huge differences of opinions between neighbors,” Ribble said.

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WILL slams lack of progress for Opportunity Schools Partnership Program

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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WILL also criticized the lack of transparency by MPS and Means for closed-door negotiations regarding a possible compromise on the OSPP, and MPS’ unresponsiveness to an open records request by WILL.

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Los Angeles schools consider opening college savings accounts for all students

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  California, Education, News  /  No Comments

MONEY MATTERS: While the University of Kansas brought in more than $156 million in donations last year, only 1.5 percent –  about $1.8 million –  did not have any restrictions.

“Unless LAUSD does a better job of preparing its students for college, how meaningful is a college savings account for badly prepared students?” Izumi asked.

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Openly gay whistleblower at Social Security office claims intimidation, retaliation

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“He said, ‘I don’t want your gayness thrown in my face anymore,” Terry said.

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