Education Week-in-Review: GOP education and disappearing debt

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, National, Pennsylvania, Texas  /  No Comments

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From our non-wonk’s guide to GOP education policy, to the University of North Texas’ debt disappearing, to a plan by Philadelphia lawyers to bust “ghost teachers,” Watchdog.org has covered all the top happenings in the education world.

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Michigan school turnaround program successful for 16 schools

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Education, Michigan, News  /  No Comments

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Sixteen schools are no longer on the state’s Priority Schools List, because they’ve made substantial improvements. They did not receive additional state funding, requiring them to be smarter, more efficient, and more focused about how they spent their money.

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The strategy behind opposition to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  Alabama, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, National, New Mexico, News, State Government, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Critics of the Clean Power Plan, finalized by the Obama administration, are fighting a two-pronged battle.

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Education week-in-review: Jailing parents and stonewalling a senator

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Michigan, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Washington D.C., where trying to sneak their kids into a better school can land parents in jail, to Milwaukee, where the Justice Department is stonewalling a U.S. senator, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Michigan bill to ban tax-funded ‘release time’ expected to pass

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Education, Labor, Michigan, News  /  No Comments

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Two bills, which ban union “release time,” are expected to pass the Michigan Legislature.

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Company that got millions from U.S. taxpayers now profits Chinese owners

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Michigan, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Battery company A123 expects to turn a profit for the first time this year but that doesn’t mean that taxpayers will see any of it

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