Education week-in-review: charter schools need more space and more freedom

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Georgia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
From Washington D.C., where charter schools are squeezed for space, to Wisconsin, where more freedom is leading to better results for charter school students, it’s been a busy week in education.
Watchdog.org has covered it all.
Washington D.C.
Empty school buildings but no room for charter schools
For Carmen Rioux-Bailey, chief education officer at the […]

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Virginia candidate goes to court over SBE stance on e-signatures

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SUSAN STIMPSON: Criticizes Bolling.

The campaign of Republican House challenger Susan Stimpson is going to court.

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On eve of high court hearing, Sweet Briar records bare new story

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Open Records, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

END OF THE TRAIL? Sweet Briar College, an all-women's school, exhibited the trappings of prosperity -- before it didn't.

In a curious twist to the closing of Sweet Briar College, records show the school’s financial position was more precarious a decade ago.

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Four figures for Virginians to ponder on Memorial Day

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

Review - Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

With its proximity to Washington, D.C., and major military bases like in Norfolk, it’s a shock to no one this Memorial Day that active and retired military play a heavy role in Virginia.

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Education week-in-review: A deadbeat and a killer mural

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From a million dollar deadbeat in New York to a killer mural in Milwaukee, it’s been a busy week in education.

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Herring’s bill: $19,501 for Sweet Briar College FOI

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Education, News, Open Records, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Mark Herring’s office wants $19,501.50 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act inquiry into his lawyers consulting with Sweet Briar College officials in the months leading up to the decision to close the women’s school.

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