Education week in review: School choice lawsuit and bikes for tykes

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education, Mississippi, National, Nevada, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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From school choice lawsuits to classroom inefficiency to bikes for public school students, Watchdog’s got the top education news from the week.

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D.C.’s bikes-for-tykes may shortchange charter school kids

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education  /  No Comments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education reformers in the nation’s capital are already suing the District for shortchanging kids in charter schools. And as that case moves through the courts, there’s new evidence to support the complaint – evidence rolling in on two wheels.
With the help of the district’s transportation department, the D.C. school district will spend an […]

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ACLU sues to stop school choice in Nevada

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education, Nevada, News  /  No Comments

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The ACLU of Nevada is trying to stop school choice in the Silver State, but an attorney for Institute for Justice believes their legal arguments don’t hold water.

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PA school choice advocates get a big win in court

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A judge ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf, an opponent of charter schools, will have to look elsewhere for savings.

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D.C. Bilingual celebrates new school year in former Community Academy building

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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Hundreds of parents, teachers and community members celebrated the start of the new school year at D.C. Bilingual on Friday in the former Community Academy Public Charter School building.

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Inefficiency dogs Texas schools as classes resume

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Instead of going to classrooms, “money is lining the pockets of superintendents,” Steinhauser said.

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