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Rising debt, taxes dim economic outlook in Texas

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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The American Legislative Exchange Council downgraded Texas to No. 12 in its 50-state economic outlook released Tuesday.

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Chavous: The real segregation in American education

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Alabama, Education, Education Blog, Florida, Georgia  /  No Comments

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A new study has suggested the “whiteness” of American private schools is a symptom of systemic racism, but school choice advocate Kevin Chavous says the real issue is a lack of support for the school choice that would integrate these schools.

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Florida legislation could cause headaches for athletics

By   /  March 30, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A new bill in Florida would allow students to attend any public school in the state as long as that school has space available. This could be tricky for athletics, as students will be immediately eligible to play sports, even if the season has already started. That could allow a student to transfer from school to […]

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Public school districts in Florida overspend, blame charters

By   /  March 9, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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An op-ed in the Miami Herald looks at education spending in Florida, saying that school construction has exceeded its budget by more than $1.2 billion in recent years as they look to raise taxes for more funding. Meanwhile, the districts blame charter schools for the funding issues they face. The Herald asks “The question now is what […]

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Closing time: Authorizers, policymakers strive to address charter school shutdowns

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  Education, Florida, Indiana, National, News  /  No Comments

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“As an authorizer, I’m fine with being responsible to and for these issues,” said Betley.

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Florida offers best educational bang for buck

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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When it comes to educational spending, a recent study has found that Florida has the best bang for the buck. The state’s increases in per-pupil spending have trailed several others, yet student learning gains over the last two decades suggest kids in Florida are getting the best return on investment. The study, produced by scholars from […]

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