School choice measures on tap in Nebraska legislature

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Education Blog, Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Add Nebraska to the growing list of states in which legislatures will be considering expanding school choice and charter options in 2017. “Measures introduced Wednesday in the state Legislature would create a new accountability system for Nebraska’s public schools, then allow for private-school vouchers or charter options for students in lower-rated schools,” the Lincoln Journal-Star […]

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Nebraska school choice backers are cautiously optimistic

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Education Blog, Nebraska  /  No Comments

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This year’s state legislative elections might have created a window of opportunity for Nebraska’s school choice advocates, who are guarded in their optimism about the 2017 legislative session. Katie Linehan, executive director of Educate Nebraska, says she is “optimistic” about seeing “something happen.” But others, including Tom Venzor, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, would […]

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More states embrace licensing reform

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Arizona, Iowa, Issues, Jobs + Growth, National, Nebraska, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, State Government, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Achan Agit fled the civil war in Sudan and ended up in the middle of Iowa, where she found herself in a different kind of conflict. Despite having a lifetime of experience and knowledge in the craft of traditional African hair braiding, she was unable to get a license to work because the Hawkeye State required […]

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Nebraska untangles excessive licensing laws for hair braiding

By   /  March 9, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Nebraska, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Hair braiding in Nebraska will no longer require a cosmetology license, if Gov. Pete Ricketts signs a bill passed by the state legislature last week.

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Nebraska parents rally for greater input

By   /  February 26, 2016  /  Education Blog, Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Parents in Nebraska have banded together in a group, Our Children Our School, to advocate on behalf of children who struggle in traditional learning environments and face the prospect that they may not graduate. These parents want more input in the education their children receive. “I feel it’s important for us to unify the voice of […]

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Left out in the cold, Nebraska parents rally for school choice

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Hundreds gathered on a chilly day at Nebraska’s state Capitol last week to demand more public school options. Nebraska is one of only seven states with no charter schools, no voucher programs and no other taxpayer funded alternative to the public school system. The rally was part of National School Choice Week. View the story and video at Reason.com.    

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