Montana’s Fourth Estate just got weaker

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Montana, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Montana is following the trend of decreased statehouse reporting as as two well-known reporters of state government and politics are leaving.

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Education week-in-review: nonsense and passion

By   /  May 8, 2015  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Illinois, Montana, News, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
A Philadelphia school leader used one word to describe the claim that charter schools are promoting racial segregation, and a Milwaukee educator had one word to explain why she came out of retirement to teach at a new charter school.
Watchdog.org expounds on both words, along with plenty more on the most interesting […]

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Civil asset forfeiture reform escapes Montana governor’s veto spree

By   /  May 7, 2015  /  Montana, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Given Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto record this legislative session, his passage of civil asset forfeiture was a welcomed surprise among property rights and privacy advocates.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich helps Montana expand Obamacare

By   /  May 5, 2015  /  Health Care, Montana, National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Obamacare supporters in Montana had fallen short in their efforts to expand Medicaid — and then Ohio Gov. John Kasich came to town.

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Education week-in-review: teacher competence and a big prom problem

By   /  May 1, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Indiana, Memphis, Michigan, Montana, News, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan
How many states consider competence when deciding which teachers to lay off? What common, inoffensive slang term caused school officials to call the cops on a student asking a girl to prom?
Watchdog.org has the answers, along with plenty of other interesting and important stories from this week’s education news.
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Should competence count?
Falling birthrates […]

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