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State education spending up, according to latest fiscal bureau figures

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NO. 20 AND RISING: An annual study done by the National Education Association shows New Mexico jumped from 25th to 20th in per-pupil spending in the past year.

Wisconsin Democrats attempted to use the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau to score political points in the school funding debate, claiming the state was short-changing education spending. Now Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir has her own memo from the LFB that shows all state spending on schools is actually up since 2011. “It was pretty obvious that (the […]

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Due to funding limits, D.C. private school choice ranks 13th in U.S.

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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D.C.’s charter school movement has been named healthiest in the nation this year, but private school choice is not faring as well.

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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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