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Pennsylvania prioritizes horse racing subsidies over needy schools

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Education, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Erie School District officials say they need $30 million from the state to fund basic school programs and close a budget gap, or the city’s schools could face “devastating” cuts. Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget would allocate $1.5 million toward meeting Erie’s request. But Wolf’s budget also includes $250 million in subsidies for the state’s horse […]

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Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Education, Federal government, Immigration, Judiciary, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The schoolhouse door is not where to deal with illegal immigration.”

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House subcommittee eager to bring in high-performing charter schools

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Education, Florida, News, State Government  /  No Comments

As representatives from some of the nation’s top-performing charter schools discussed how their programs were successfully closing student achievement gaps, members of the House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee had a different “how” question in mind: How can we get you to come to Florida? The subcommittee heard this week from representatives of three out-of-state charter networks: […]

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Auditor: Erie School District on the verge of insolvency

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Erie School District has had a lot of problems — and they seem to be getting worse. Apart from being in debt, running continuing deficits and planning for program cuts, auditors announced in a report that in one year’s time Erie may be unable to make necessary payments and stay solvent. “The District has […]

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DPI wants to create ESSA plan before involving Legislature in rule-making process

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The process you are using is not the process that is required by state law,” the letter from WILL and WMC states.

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Conservatives: Walker’s budget plan is anything but ‘liberal’

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The governor has laid out a vision with conservative victories,” Healy said.

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