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23 min ago | Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Education, Scott Walker, New Orleans, LA

10 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Education, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University

16 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Politico

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)

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Related Topix: US News, Education

PSFK

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.

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Related Topix: Education

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Advocate

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Education, Louisiana, Lottie, LA, Breaux Bridge, LA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

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.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Education

WWNC-AM Asheville

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Education

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

Tue Jul 01, 2014

La Prensa

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family, Education

Mon Jun 30, 2014

PerrSpectives

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.

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Related Topix: Liberty University, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Education

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.

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Related Topix: Education

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.

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Related Topix: Education, Rocky Mount, NC, Edgecombe County, NC, Opinion

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.

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Related Topix: Education, US Governors, Rick Scott, Kids, Family

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.

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Related Topix: Education, Indiana

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Independent Weekly

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.

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Related Topix: ACLU, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Education

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."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education, US News, Conservative Political News

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.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Education, Standardized Testing

Independent Weekly

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.

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Related Topix: ACLU, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Education

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