Advocates debate ‘bribery’ ban’s impact on Wisconsin charter schools

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Is it wrong for charter schools to boost enrollment numbers by giving parents money anytime they refer a new student to the school?

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U.S. taxpayers fund anti-Israel bias at UCLA

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  California, Commentary, Education  /  No Comments

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By Eliana Rudee
The extraordinary anti-Israel bias in a federally funded program at UCLA isn’t just shocking. It may violate federal regulations.
Last month, an education watchdog group reported that the Center for Near East Studies (CNES) produced 28 events focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict from 2010-2013. Twenty-six of those 28 events, “or 93 percent, exhibited bias against Israel.”
That’s a [...]

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Local schools feel pinch of drop in education spending

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

A new study reveals Illinois’ recent education-funding decrease is amongst the worst in the nation.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: What we know, and what we don’t

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

OF TOMS AND TAXES: Tom Wolf, left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, says the state's richest residents should pay a higher share of the state's education costs. He wants to implement a more progressive tax system to shift the burden away from property taxes.

Four years ago, Pennsylvanians went to the polls and elected Tom Corbett as the 46th governor of their state.

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The Un-Expendables: Superintendents retire, get rehired with pension and pay

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Education, Minnesota, Pensions  /  No Comments

THEY'RE BACK!: MN public school superintendents who qualify for a pension can retire for a brief period, get rehired at their same job and collect both pay and pension under state law.

They could be called “The Un-Expendables,” public school superintendents who retire for a few days before they’re lured back for a sequel at their former jobs — with full salary, benefits, incentives and pension.

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South Burlington teachers to make even more money than average Vermonters

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Education, News, School Choice, unions, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While details of an agreement reached Saturday between striking teachers and the South Burlington school board weren’t immediately disclosed, average Vermonters can be certain of one thing: South Burlington public school teachers are going to make even more money than they do.

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