6 min ago | The Lebanon Daily News
Gov. Tom Corbett is signaling that he's engaged in efforts to help the financially troubled Philadelphia School District, which is in the midst of shedding 20 percent of its workforce.
4 hrs ago | Mequon
Considering it "an assault on public education," Mequon-Thiensville district officials on Monday had a spirited discussion about the proposed statewide expansion of the school voucher program.
8 hrs ago | Independent Weekly
Republicans are charging ahead with an aggressive voucher program that would use $50 million of taxpayer money to pay for private education over the next two years.
Either you support public education or you do not. If you like a system that provides quality, consistent education to all children regardless of their race, religion or income level you should vote for Democrats.
Republicans privately negotiated a series of last-minute changes to the Wisconsin budget Tuesday designed to smooth its passage, including removing a cap on a popular tax credit program for disabled veterans and delaying the loosening of requirements for high-capacity wells.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is scheduled Thursday to approve its annual operating budget, but board members remain divided on some of Superintendent Bernard Taylor's proposed spending and cutting plans, as well as what to do with greater than expected state education funding.
Some of my regular readers might remember a previous blog entitled "School Reform or Tuition Vouchers," in which I predicted that if Americans continued to see their public schools as failing their children, they would advocate for government-financed vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools chosen by parents.
Democrats traveled statewide Monday trying to persuade republicans to scrap a budget proposal to increase school vouchers and put more money into school aid.
Steve Lonegan and Chris Christie greet each other during a debate in 2009 when the two were running for the Republican nomination for governor.
But another issue has come up recently -- and it would have a major impact. It's a provision that was snuck into the budget bill on the last night that the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee decided what would be included in the bill.
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Wisconsin lawmakers are headed to Madison to talk about Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal.
Wisconsin lawmakers expect to approve as early as Tuesday a state budget that includes expansion of a private school voucher program, while local Democratic legislators say they intend to fight the proposal.
Democrats in the state Legislature called Monday for moderate Republicans to join them in voting against the state budget this week, and one of Wisconsin's most conservative lawmakers became the first in his party to publicly say he was casting a 'no' vote.
Jay Pickering said he was "infuriated" when an assessment last month of Lorain Schools by the Ohio Department of Education found a "culture of low expectations" among teachers about their students.
April Zittlow pulled her two children out of Merrill Elementary in Oshkosh because she felt the public school had become unsafe.