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Michigan House passes $16.1B education budget

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Education Blog, Michigan  /  No Comments

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The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a $16.1 billion omnibus education funding bill on a bipartisan vote of 72-36. The plan includes Gov. Rick Snyder’s increases in per-pupil funding, with the lowest-funded districts getting the largest rise in funding. It also includes a $1 million line item to help private schools offset the costs of […]

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Detroit Public Schools legislation clears Michigan Senate

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Michigan  /  No Comments

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“Today, we have the opportunity to change the lives of 47,000 children,” said Sen. Geoff Hansen, R-Hart, the primary sponsor of the legislation. “The time for blame is well past. Now is the time for solutions.”

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Arizona magnet schools get a reprieve

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Tucson magnet schools have been in jeopardy of losing their funding, but that decision has been postponed for one year. Nearly a quarter of schools in the Tucson Unified School District are specialized magnet schools. Eight of those fail to meet diversity requirements, largely due to the communities they serve, and have been given until the […]

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GAB overhaul would eliminate blank checks on taxypayer dime

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Unlike other state agencies, the GAB doesn’t need to seek approval from the Legislature to fund its secret investigations. It merely needs to present its bills for payment to the DOA.

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D.C.’s bikes-for-tykes may shortchange charter school kids

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Education  /  No Comments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education reformers in the nation’s capital are already suing the District for shortchanging kids in charter schools. And as that case moves through the courts, there’s new evidence to support the complaint – evidence rolling in on two wheels. With the help of the district’s transportation department, the D.C. school district will spend […]

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Vermont attorney general bucks New Hampshire, defends Planned Parenthood funds

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“Given the strong support for women’s constitutional rights to reproductive freedoms in Vermont, I believe any significant reduction in support for Planned Parenthood in our state is unlikely.”

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