Philadelphia teachers union blasts reform commission

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Jerry Jordan had his union members exactly where he wanted them — in front of the Philadelphia School District headquarters, blocking the city’s major artery during rush hour.

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Illinois’ public charter schools: some good signs, some room for improvement

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

The study, conducted and published by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), measures the progress of the public charter school movement in the 26 states from which it has collected data.

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Illinois’ public charter schools: some good signs, some room for improvement

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

The study, conducted and published by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), measures the progress of the public charter school movement in the 26 states from which it has collected data.

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Teacher defends Purple Penguin gender sensitivity handouts

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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A Nebraska middle school teacher who gave her colleagues gender inclusiveness training guidelines last month says they were simply meant to start a conversation, not spark a national controversy. But a parent says the district is going overboard accommodating a gender fluid preschooler who dresses as a boy some days, a girl others.

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Friday INN Radio, October 17

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Education, Illinois, INN Radio, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

FRACKING It’s been about a year since hydraulic fracturing became law and with the year anniversary comes the deadline to […]

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Vermont principal: Kids raised on gadgets boosting special education

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Taxpayers wanting to know why special education spending never declines in Vermont might as well “ask Siri.” But according to one principal, Siri could be part of the problem.

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