9 hrs ago
BLOG: Teacher's unions oppose Governor Sandoval helping kids
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval campaigned for office on a platform of attracting new businesses to Nevada and reforming public education.
20 hrs ago
Charter board approves two new schools and revews 2 established ones
At a D.C. Public Charter Board monthly meeting that nearly lasted into the following day the body approved two new schools out of nine accepted applications.
Mon May 20, 2013
The harm of school vouchers
David A. Pickler, President of the National School Boards Association and member of Tennessee's Shelby County Board of Education, was featured in The Washington Post' s Answer Sheet today discussing the failures of school voucher schemes and the impact of the recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling deeming their state's school voucher program ... (more)
National Review Online
Sean Kennedy and Don Soifer: Incentivize Actual Learning
It's a funding system that pays schools for failure. The court's decision rested on the voucher program's diversion of funds that are supposed to be allotted to public schools on a per-pupil basis.
Sun May 19, 2013
Frantic Finish Expected For Last Day Of Legislature
State lawmakers are bracing for a frantic finish in Montgomery with the final day of the 2013 legislative session set for Monday.
Fri May 17, 2013
Brookale Public Radio
NJEA leader, a Christie foil, handing over reins
One of Gov. Chris Christie's biggest antagonists is handing over her role at the top of the state's largest teachers union when her second term ends in August.
Milwaukee's voucher schools need to clean house
School voucher proponents should stop being defensive, stop trying to misdirect public concern over accountability and the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program's lackluster performance on the state's standardized test measure: the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination.
Thu May 16, 2013
Coming up this week on 'UPFRONT with Mike Gousha'
This week on "UPFRONT with Mike Gousha," the leaders of the state Senate sit down with Mike to talk about expanding school vouchers, what to do about the struggling Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and where to spend higher-than-anticipated state revenues.
Pre-school advocates say it's about more than just education
Early childhood education groups are urging state lawmakers to preserve $5 million in funding for pre-school vouchers in the House budget.
Wed May 15, 2013
Shakeout from school voucher ruling by Louisiana Supreme Court begins
Gov. Bobby Jindal shakes hands at a pro-voucher rallies on the Capitol steps on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Superintendent tapped as Pa. as education chief
The superintendent of a large suburban Harrisburg school district will be Gov. Tom Corbett's nominee for education secretary and replace Ron Tomalis, who after a busy and rocky two-year tenure will move into an advisory role in the administration, Corbett said Wednesday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Freeze University of Wisconsin System tuition, red and blue Wisconsin voters agree
In a state that is divided on one political issue after another, there's at least an apparent point of agreement that unites Badgers: freezing tuition at the University of Wisconsin.
Did Gov. Jindal and legislature jeopardize vouchers with MFP?: James Varney/Wednesday chat
Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., will have to find a new funding source for school vouchers in the state now that the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 6-1 the Minimum Foundation Program could not be used.
The Campbell Reporter
School choice: Why shouldn't moms decide where kids should go?
As mothers and grandmothers across America are toasted this Mother's Day, we find ourselves not just nurturing our children and grandchildren, but becoming increasingly frustrated with their assigned public schools.
Bangor Daily News
Grading schools based on conservative ideals
With the release of letter grades for Maine's schools, Gov. Paul LePage unveiled yet another aspect of his misguided plan to reform education in the state.
Contention over school voucher ad in Fond du Lac
A state lawmaker believes the Fond du Lac School District may have spent tax dollars inappropriately when it took out a Sunday newspaper ad regarding Governor Walker's proposed voucher expansion.
Mon May 13, 2013
Others Weigh in on Privatization of Schools.
It's not just me pointing out that the republicans, led by Scott Walker, want to privatize public education.
WANE-TV Fort Wayne
School voucher program expands
More students such as siblings, special needs students, and children who live in the district of a public school that received a failing grade can get vouchers without having to go to a public school for a year first.
New law shifts remediation from college to high school
Legislation signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence will require high schools throughout Indiana to do a better job of determining whether their students are ready to go college.
The Charlotte Observer
NC group resisting GOP changes to public schools
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina groups that want to protect the funding for traditional public schools are trying to raise opposition to legislative proposals to expand private-school vouchers and charter schools.