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5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

School report-card fixes affect voucher eligibility

The Ohio Department of Education has extended the deadline for public-school students to apply for private-school vouchers while it recalculates report cards from past years for schools that altered student data.

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Related Topix: Education, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH

Thu Jul 31, 2014

NBC Chicago

Quinn Scores Teachers Union Endorsement in Bitter Governors Race

Not one but two powerful Illinois teachers unions have come forward to formally endorse Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn for governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, who's basically the embodiment of all they stand against.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Education

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Finally! The Awful Chris Holbert Has A Dem Opponent

Last week, I got a call from my friend and neighbor Bette Davis. She is running against Chris Holbert for Colorado Senate.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Education

WLOS

Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.

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Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC, Lottery, Asheville, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Own School Board Over The Common Core

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but a simmering mess of litigation in the state's court system shows that Jindal has moved as far away from his previous position as he can.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Education

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Washington Times

GOP 2014: Thriving economy, school choice fuel Bobby Jindal agenda in Louisiana

Republican Bobby Jindal postulates that when year after year more people move to Louisiana than leave it, he's probably doing something right as governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Education, George Bush

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Milwaukee Courier Online

Community Profile: Tia Torhorst

The other three candidates are: David Bowen , Bria Grant , Sara Lee Johann. Torhorst plans, if elected, to reinstate a number of programs that have taken monetary cutbacks from the state.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee County, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Education

Milwaukee Courier Online

Capitol Report - Moral Mondays: A Classic Case of Deja Vu

If you follow the news, the Moral Monday protests in North Carolina continue to receive national attention in the media.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Education

Fri Jul 25, 2014

National Journal

Rand Paul's Pitch to Black Voters

Earlier this month, Rand Paul told a Kentucky crowd , "You'll find nobody in Congress doing more for minority rights than me right now-Republican or Democrat."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, African-American, Education, Cory Booker

Business Journal

Lawsuit challenges Georgia private school scholarships

A private school scholarships program created by Georgia lawmakers six years ago is under fire from opponents who claim it siphons tax dollars away from public education.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Education

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Center for Policy Analysis

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

Ray Fisman, a Columbia University economist, recently authored a piece at Slate criticizing Sweden's experiment with school vouchers.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Education

Tue Jul 22, 2014

USA Today

Koch groups visiting cities to push school vouchers

Recognizing Tennessee's recent focus on education reform, two organizations founded by one of the conservative Koch brothers stopped by Nashville Tuesday night, giving a platform to speakers who Koch groups visiting cities to push school vouchers NASHVILLE - Recognizing Tennessee's recent focus on education reform, two organizations founded by one ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education, Tennessee

USA Today

Koch groups visiting cities to push school vouchers

Recognizing Tennessee's recent focus on education reform, two organizations founded by one of the conservative Koch brothers stopped by Nashville Tuesday night, giving a platform to speakers who Koch groups visiting cities to push school vouchers NASHVILLE - Recognizing Tennessee's recent focus on education reform, two organizations founded by one ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education, Tennessee

John Dvorak

School Voucher Systems: Doomed to Fail?

Why is it so many for-profit programs that replace government run ones slide into nightmare such as for-profit prisons where more people get convicted for lessor things to fill the cells? Advocates for choice-based solutions should take a look at what's happened to schools in Sweden, where parents and educators would be thrilled to trade their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education

The Indianapolis Star

Indy among 5 chosen to launch state's pre-K pilot

Indy among 5 chosen to launch state's pre-K pilot Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion, Vanderburgh counties to provide vouchers for low-income kids Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1rymZC1 Indiana Governor Mike Pence talks with pre-school students while visiting the pre-school classes at Shepherd Community Center, 4107 E. Washington ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Indiana, Indiana Government, Education

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Observer

Go slow on NC school vouchers

Against common sense, the agency overseeing the state's new voucher program plans to give public money toward private school tuition before all legal issues surrounding the program are settled.

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Related Topix: Education, Lottery, Hobgood, NC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah's poor school funding

The debate about Utah's public education funding usually centers on the unique demographics of our state.

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Related Topix: Utah, Tax, Education, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

SeacoastOnline

N.H. Rebellion is worthy of support

Thanks to everyone who walked for N.H. Rebellion. After three years of serving in local office, I can assure readers that so many of the decisions that affect our communities and our tax bill are being made in backroom deals with special interest groups in Concord and in Congress.

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Related Topix: Concord, NH, Education, Prison, Opinion

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Burlington Times News

School vouchers may flow before court hearing

Taxpayer money for private or religious school tuition may start flowing to North Carolina families before a judge rules whether the program is legal.

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Related Topix: Education, Lottery, Hobgood, NC, Clemmons, NC

National Review Online

Bill Whalen: Out of One, Many

Jerry Brown, at 76 the nation's oldest governor, is more of a mechanic than an innovator.

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Related Topix: California, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Education

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