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Philadelphia Public Record
Pa. 4TH Senate Dist.: Contender Robin Gilchrist
Robin Gilchrist may be living up to his namesake, the red robin that bravely appears on a cold wintry day as a symbol of a spring bringing relief.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
StudentsFirst pulls up stakes in Minnesota
StudentsFirst, a controversial nationwide school reform group that has frequently clashed with teachers' unions, is shutting down its Minnesota office.
Private school vouchers will be used to educate almost 9,000 Louisiana students
Gov. Bobby Jindal shakes hands at a pro-voucher rallies on the Capitol steps on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
North Hamilton Community News
School Board candidates - District 6
Editor's note: This is one in a series of stories about contested races in the August county general election.
Center for American Progress
Return on Educational Investment: 2014
In 2011, the Center of American Progress released the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Obama's problem with school choice?
Why would the federal Department of Justice cite the Civil Rights Act and the specter of segregation to try and block a school choice program where more than nine in 10 participants come from racial minority groups? Or use the Americans with Disabilities Act to claim another school voucher program discriminates against individuals with ... (more)
Google Engages Girls With Code School Vouchers, 3D Printing Projects
The tech giant has pledged $50 million towards endeavors aimed at encouraging women and girls to get their code on.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Jindal, unions align on Common Core
Just two years ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal was aligned with business, education and other groups in his push to overhaul public schools.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Quinn Picks Up Endorsement From IEA
In a statement Wednesday, Illinois Education Association President Cinda Klickna says Quinn is the only candidate who will fight for public schools statewide.
NCAE Raising Concerns At NEA Meeting
The North Carolina Association of Educators continues to push for more funding for public schools and this week teachers and organization leaders are in Colorado to do that.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
D.C. now has a real marketplace for public education
Milton Friedman would be smiling, which is something along with his wife Rose he loved to do.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
TPS to ask voters for tax hike in November
July 1, 2014: The Toledo Public Schools board of education will go to the voters in November to seek another tax levy, but this year's version would involve new money for the school district.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby and the Religious Freedom Frauds
To hear the best and the brightest of the conservative movement tell it, Americans' freedom of religion is in dire peril.
Daily Policy Digest
Parents Support School Choice
A national survey conducted by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice shows that Americans are generally pessimistic regarding the direction of public K-12 education, reports Education Next.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Rocky Mount Telegram
GOP open-minded about private schooling
Once they took control of the legislature, GOP lawmakers wasted no time going to bat for private school vouchers.
The Orlando Sentinel
Q&A: More students will be eligible for school vouchers
More Florida students soon will be eligible for private-school vouchers under controversial legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Evansville Courier & Press
Community Comment: Claims of school vouchers draining state don't hold water
Here we go again, the opponents of educational opportunity and proponents of mediocrity and the status quo are back.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Americans for Prosperity lobbies lawmakers to expand the voucher program
In the Triangle, we have what you might call policy gangs. On the left, you have the NC Justice Center, the ACLU, NC Policy Watch, Institute for Southern Studies, and the AFL-CIO.
The Daily Caller
Parents Say Kids Tested Too Much
A plurality of U.S. adults, 36 percent, think that the amount of time spent on standardized tests in education is "too high."
US News & World Report
Intense Common Core Opposition Is Higher Among Parents
Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter's homework under Common Core requires her to know four different ways to add.