Got a student loan? The government is putting your data at risk

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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If you have a federal student loan, your private information is in danger.

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Special Needs Bill could boost educational opportunities

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics  /  No Comments

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By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
A bill that would create education savings accounts seeded with Mississippi taxpayer money for parents of children with special needs could open the door for more specialized educational opportunities.
Senate Bill 2695 passed its first big test Tuesday after the Mississippi Senate Education Committee passed the bill to the Senate for a […]

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Teachers, staff at Columbus charter school want to form a labor union

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Education, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Teachers and staff at the Franklinton Preparatory Academy, a charter school in Columbus, want to join a union. But some think that’s a bad idea that defeats the whole point of charter schools.

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No license? No problem! MN tries alternative teachers

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Accountability, Education, Minnesota, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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As incubator of the nation’s first charter schools in 1991, Minnesota earned a reputation as an educational innovator. Twenty years later, however, the state still consistently reports one of the biggest achievement and graduation rate gaps for minority students in the nation.

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DOJ ‘cloud’ hangs over Wisconsin’s school choice program

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Abuse of power, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – It’s like living under a cloud.

That’s how Jim Bender, president of School Choice Wisconsin, feels about a seemingly never ending, “ongoing investigation” by the U.S. Department of Justice into the state’s parental choice, or school choice, program.

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OK lawmaker pushes for school choice savings accounts

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Education, Legislature, News, Oklahoma, State Government  /  No Comments

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An Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing for education savings accounts that will put a portion of per-student money into a fund parents can use for private schools, tutors and even higher education.

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