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Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are considering forgiving $12 million in loans that "failing" charter schools accepted from the state. Seven schools whose charters were revoked by Ball State University in January would be absolved of payments...
Tags: Schools, Luke Kenley
DETROIT (AP) — A published report says a work group that includes top aides to Gov. Rick Snyder has been meeting since December to develop a lower-cost model for K-12 public education. The Detroit News, citing meeting minutes and reports, says...
Local educators in the Fox River Valley have rejected a proposal to start an online charter school that would serve students in their area. They argue that there are too many concerns about cost, curriculum, accountability and teacher quality in the bid...
The 100 worst-performing elementary school in Florida (based on state reading test scores) extended their school days by an hour this year. The hope was that more reading instruction would help struggling students improve -- and preliminary data...
Orlando Sentinel ColumnistToday's column revealed the latest in the evolution of the hugely symbolic "parent trigger" bill that would give parents more power in choosing the turnaround plan for failing schools. Last week Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, pushed an...
Tags: Altamonte Springs, Rick Scott
Real Democrats don’t back school reform, apparently. Or maybe the message is that Democrats don’t let Democrats shake up the school scene. In any case, real Democrats clearly aren’t allowed to disagree with the California Teachers Assn....
Pa. lawmakers do not support our local schools To the editor: If Franklin County residents like paying higher property taxes so that our communities’ children can go to school in crowded classrooms with fewer and fewer educational...
Pa. taxpayers are overfunding charter schools To the editor: Reps. Rob Kauffman and Todd Rock and Sen. Rich Alloway claim to support public education and the taxpayers in their districts who struggle with their property tax bills. Unfortunately, their...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The timing would seem perfect for an expansion of school vouchers in Indiana, where the state's high court recently upheld the nation's broadest voucher law and the initiative enjoys broad support in one of the country's most...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has pulled the plug on a proposal that aimed to have all the state's public and charter schools consider having gun-carrying employees at their schools. House members in a voice vote approved without dissent a...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Employees
Sentinel School ZoneMore than two dozen parents and a few students representing Orange County PTAs boarded a bus before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning to head to Tallahassee. Their trip was part of an effort to make sure parents' voices are heard in this year's legislative...
On his own and as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills has taken part in many a benefit concert over the last four decades, but usually his role has been that of rock singer...
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