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Students Matter files another lawsuit on behalf of low-income, minority families

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Connecticut, Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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“Throughout the State of Connecticut, and indeed across the nation, there are high-quality public schools educating our children. Unfortunately, some states like Connecticut have enacted laws and policies that shut the door to opportunity for too many students like the plaintiffs in this case.”

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Vergara v. California: A victory for teachers unions, a defeat for students

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  California, Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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“With this ruling, the powerful state teacher unions will continue to be in California’s policy driver’s seat, and will be running down the future of our children for years to come.”

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Nanny State of the Week: Protecting pub crawlers from themselves

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 93 of 93 in the series Nanny State of the Week In the name of safety and public protection, Washington, D.C. is clamping down on that ever-present urban menace that corrupts the youth and endangers lives. Yes. The District of Columbia is going after pub crawls. In the wake of a string of some particularly […]

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Education reformers clash with NAACP, Movement for Black Lives over charters

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

LOSING CHOICE: School choice has been a great equalizer in Vermont for nearly 150 years, but Act 46 stands to wipe out that tradition, and people need to understand the law before it’s too late.

When the NAACP called for a moratorium on charter schools and the Movement for Black Lives, a sub-group within the Black Lives Matter movement, announced its opposition to charter schools, some African-American supporters of both groups found themselves perplexed. Among the most vocal about their strong disagreement are community leaders and education reformers who say moving backward on […]

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Clinton pushing broadband growth as big part of $275 billion infrastructure plan

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Technology  /  No Comments

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Hillary Clinton pledges a broadband connection in every house by 2020 if she is elected president in November. This 21st century version of the 1928 pledge by the Republican Party of “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage” if Herbert Hoover was elected may be about as realistic — we know how […]

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Google to test wireless service that could be ‘missing link’ for universal broadband

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“One of the things that is intriguing about wireless is that it allows you to reach houses and users that are in lower density settings — where fiber becomes too expensive.”

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