Schools from modest NM communities hold their own in statewide rankings

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Education, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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A number of New Mexico schools from communities where household income is below the state median scored highly in rankings compiled by a national website.

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Parents, advocates ‘thankful’ for NC’s voucher program

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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Many private schools in North Carolina continued allowing students to attend classes, even though it seemed those students might not be able to pay.

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No voter support? No problem! MN school boards can raise taxes

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Education, Legislature, Minnesota, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Minnesotans faced 39 school operating levy referendums on the ballot this fall, fewer than in any election since 1996, nixing one of every four proposals at the polls.

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MN school sued for being tardy on $43 million referendum

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Accountability, Education, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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Usually students get in trouble for being late to school. In Sibley East Public School District, however, administrators could face consequences for allegedly being tardy in notifying taxpayers of a contentious $43-million bond referendum that could be overturned, as a result.

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Is 2015 the year for school choice in Illinois?

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Illinois governor-elect Bruce Rauner has made it clear schools are his top priority.

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Study: Mayoral control of D.C. Public School decreases transparency

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Education, National  /  No Comments

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Transparency in Washington, D.C.’s Public Schools seems to have gone the way of its school board.

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