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Legislators to Evers: Worry more about students, less about dollars

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NEW VENTURE: The left-leaning New Venture dumped a lot of cash into the fight over a school funding initiative.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers says Wisconsin schools need more money. His critics say he should spend less time worrying about funding and more time working to overhaul a failing system. In his annual state of education address last week, Evers said, “each year that we kick the can down the road instead of […]

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Colorado’s largest charter school pushing creativity in new facility

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“We want to make sure the first question [teachers] ask and the last question they ask is what’s best for the students,” Cochran said.

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New book shines light on high-performing charter schools

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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“It’s important that stories like the ones in ‘The Founders’ are told, and more important that they are shared, as reminder of what is possible when we put children first.”

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Study: Kids benefit from sharing school with older students

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A new study has shown that, contrary to popular belief, it may actually benefit younger students to share a school with their older peers.

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HCC boss to visit Cuba on taxpayers’ dime

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The Hotel Saratoga in Old Havana offers suites to international travelers starting at $516 per night.

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado of HCC is taking a three-day junket to Cuba, with taxpayers covering the $6,000 bill.

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McAllen dropout school costs $48,788 per student

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A “dropout recovery school” in McAllen is costing taxpayers $48,788 per pupil — more than five times district and state averages. Despite the record spending, Lamar Academy’s dropout rate is the district’s worst at 13.8 percent.

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