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Madison teachers absent from district health insurance debate

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Just one teacher, Kathryn Burns of Shorewood Elementary School, showed up to speak against a proposal to make most district employees contribute to their health insurance premiums at a meeting of the Madison school board. It was the only scheduled opportunity for public comment on the proposed district budget at a regularly scheduled board meeting […]

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Legal victory for two Florida school choice programs

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida judge on Tuesday ruled two school choice programs constitutional, allowing tens of thousands of students in the Sunshine State to continue to receive scholarship funding. Judge George Reynolds of the Second Circuit Court of Leon County gave the go-ahead to both the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which grants low-income families with scholarships raised by private donations, […]

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D.C. school choice makes Pre-K access tops in the nation

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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For the third school year, D.C. was ranked first in the nation for Pre-K per-student funding and enrollment. Sara Mead, a D.C. Public Charter School Board member and Pre-K expert, believes the numerous choices of 120 public charter schools and traditional charter schools helped D.C.’s universal Pre-K program claim the top spot. “Having that variety […]

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Teachers union, religious objectors battle over how dues are spent

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Education, First Amendment, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Religious objectors want more control over where their money goes.

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Is Mississippi getting its money’s worth from nation’s highest paid education chief?

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Mississippi state superintendent of education Carey Wright is the nation’s highest paid state superintendent, according to data from Ballotpedia.org

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‘Life-changing’ educators celebrated in Indianapolis

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Indiana  /  No Comments

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“Exceptional teachers — the ones who elevate their students and their profession — are the single most important factor in the effort to improve education.”

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