Charter school students take part in college simulation event

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Nevada  /  No Comments

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A group of charter school students in Las Vegas recently had the opportunity to take part in a college simulation. Teachers and staff at Equipo Academy Charter School took on the roles of college professors for their 8th, 9th, and 10th graders to give them a taste of the college experience. Students learned that, with […]

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Washington high court’s charter school ruling could affect non-charters

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

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A Washington Supreme Court ruling that charter schools are not eligible for state funding because they are not subject to local voter control could have far-reaching effects for other types of schools.

“The same glitch the court says disqualifies public charter schools from receiving funding could also defund tribal schools and any other public school that isn’t directly supervised […]

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A coalition for school choice in Nevada

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ETHICS: Did the Clark County School District break the law when it spent money on materials promoting Question 2?

School choice is under fire in Nevada, with issues of constitutionality being argued in the courts even as advocates are working to build a movement. Coco Llenas leads one group, the Nevada School Choice Partnership, hoping to build awareness and support, especially of how school choice helps low-income students in the Silver State.

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Elmore voter: Pro-merger officials spreading misinformation about misinformation

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


Pro-merger officials say misinformation caused Elmore to vote down a district merger with Morristown, but some residents say the claim is baseless and the town simply voted for school choice.

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2016 candidates on school choice: The Republicans, Part 1

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Federal Government, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Part 2 of 2 in the series Candidates on school choice

There are currently 14 candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president. To win the support of voters in the primary and general elections, each candidate will need to appeal to voters on a variety of issues. Perhaps no issue is as uniquely important as school […]

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Archbishop to UN: School choice is a human right

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School choice is one of the best ways to integrate communities and ensure that children across demographic lines are receiving a quality education. Last week, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta made that case to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Gregory argued that all nations need to eliminate […]

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