Superintendent welcomes scrutiny after Disney World staff development trip

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Education, Kansas, News  /  No Comments


The superintendent of Kansas’ ninth-largest school district says he welcomes scrutiny in the wake of a four-day, roughly $105,000 education conference for 61 district staff at Disney World in June.

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From Miami to Minnesota, protests call attention to immigration crisis

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, Issues, Minnesota, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Along East Seventh Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul, Minn., more signs are in Spanish than English, advertising everything from used cars to groceries.
That backdrop certainly made Larry Dalin’s sign stand out.
Holding a sign that read “In Mexico, illegals are jailed,” Dalin was a lone sentry outside the Mexican [...]

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DOE to increase regulations on school special needs programs

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Education, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania Auditor General recommends improvements to charter sector.

The U.S. Department of Education is strengthening regulations for educational programs focused on students with special needs.

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Florida’s new school choice law likely to spark others

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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Part 125 of 126 in the series Educating America

By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
Parents of certain special-needs students in Florida will be able to customize their children’s education, thanks to a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday.
The law allows certain parents access to Personalized Learning Scholarship Accounts, modeled on Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. [...]

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Florida entrepreneur says local regulations make it tough to do business

By   /  June 2, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

THEY'RE NOT HELPING: Abraham Abrimovich says inspectors coming to his gas stations just want to harass him.

Florida’s pro-business climate promises to streamline the process of doing business in the Sunshine State, but local governments continue to pile on the red tape.

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Florida lista para gastar $74 millones en turismo

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  Florida En Español  /  No Comments

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Por Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI —Florida está dispuesta a repartir 74 millones de dólares para promover el turismo en el estado del sol, y muchos se están preguntando si esa es una forma racional de utilizar los recursos públicos.
Una cosa es segura. Visit Florida, la organización oficial de marketing del estado, verá el impulso económico.
A Romano [...]

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