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Baltimore neglects talented students in name of equality

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Maryland  /  No Comments

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Some felt that providing extra challenges to the students who needed them seemed like “tracking,” or were concerned that not enough minority students were selected.

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Parents sue Connecticut over restricted school choice

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Connecticut, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A group of parents and one grandparent filed suit Tuesday on behalf of seven children against the state of Connecticut over restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and other school choice programs.

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Indianapolis school board candidates divided over innovation schools

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Indiana  /  No Comments

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Candidates running for school board in Indianapolis are deeply divided on innovation schools, or schools within the district that have the freedoms of a charter school.

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Will Chicago teachers strike again?

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Labor  /  No Comments

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Teachers protested outside CPS headquarters Wednesday, chanting, “They say cut back. We say fight back!”

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More Florida students using scholarship programs

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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Despite ongoing legal battles, the number of students using two school choice programs in Florida continues to rise, approaching the 100,000-student mark. According to Step Up For Students, a nonprofit organization that administers scholarships for both programs, 92,011 students had enrolled in 1,665 private schools for the 2016-17 school year using Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, […]

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Was Russ Feingold laying groundwork for Senate run while at State Department?

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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(A)ll of that reaching out and political brainstorming while he worked at the State Department could be legally problematic for this Everlasting Gobstopper of politics.

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