Vermont schools have special spending on special ed

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Special education spending is headed higher again this year. But not to worry. Leaders of Vermont’s public schools say the money’s well spent.

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Report shows PA school district’s troubles as partial charter takeover considered

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A new report highlights the disconnect between increased spending and better performance in one of Pennsylvania’s most troubled school districts.

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Is a school system’s campaign for a ballot referendum legal?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Education, Elections, Lobbying, Local Government, North Carolina, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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When a school system campaigns for a sales tax referendum in an upcoming election, is this overstepping North Carolina law?

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Real estate schools fail to meet commission standards

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Accountability, Education, Jobs + Growth, North Carolina, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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North Carolina’s real estate schools aren’t living up to standards set by the state’s real estate commission, a document obtained by Watchdog Wire shows.

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Nevada’s Question 3: ‘Margin Tax’ or ‘Education Initiative’

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Education, Elections, Nevada, State Elections, State Government, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The battle over Question 3, called either the “Margin Tax” or “The Education Initiative”, will be one of the most contentious and expensive races in Nevada.

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Chinese institute spreads across U.S., but some say it also spreads propaganda

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Free Speech, National, National Security, Oklahoma, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Shenzhen drivers suffer from traffic jam ahead of National Day holiday

 
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
But some professors are urging schools to break with the Chinese language and cultural nonprofit, charging it is a “propaganda” arm of the Chinese government.
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