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Not an adult matter: Students take up the fight for school choice

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A student-run advocacy group for educational policies in Vermont is set to continue its fight for school choice through the 2017 legislative session.

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Early voting begins on package that would push school debt to $1.1 billion

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Education, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments


As early voting begins Monday, a shrinking San Antonio school district wants taxpayers to increase its debt and boost taxes.

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Charter school educators respond to NAACP vote

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments


After the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on charter schools in America, educators working in charter schools had a variety of reactions.

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D.C. has more high-performing charter schools than ever

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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As Washington, D.C., families begin their school selection process this winter, they can now confirm that a record number of quality charter school options await.

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In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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Pensions overshadow Erie School District’s financial mess

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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“Pension costs have grown more in dollar terms and much more in percentage terms than have charter costs,” James Paul, a senior analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, told “What’s more, charters are the result of parents selecting the best option for their children, while pension costs are deferred salaries to current and former teachers.”

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