A new teacher learns the importance of careful planning

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Ashalah Taylor says there’s something she wants to do now that summer school is over.

“Sleep,” said Taylor, who just finished four weeks of teaching sixth graders at Atonement Lutheran School.

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Judge grants ‘ghost teachers’ freedom to roam

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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It’s OK for teachers to leave the classroom to work elsewhere —all the time drawing a school salary and benefits.

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Louisiana changes funding, quotas for special needs students in charter schools

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Education, Louisiana, News  /  No Comments

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Two new policies in Louisiana are changing how charter schools educate students with special needs.

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Students, schools celebrate North Carolina school-choice win

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Education, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

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North Carolina families are celebrating a final victory in the battle over school choice. After a long legal battle and nearly two years of uncertainty, the N.C. Supreme Court ruled the state’s voucher program constitutional.

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Philly candidate who blasted money in politics gets excessive campaign donation

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A candidate for Philadelphia City Council who has railed against money in politics received an excessive donation from the local teachers union, investigators have found.

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Education week-in-review: Jailing parents and stonewalling a senator

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Washington D.C., where trying to sneak their kids into a better school can land parents in jail, to Milwaukee, where the Justice Department is stonewalling a U.S. senator, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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