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School voucher decision affects 196 Guilford families
A judge's ruling that state-funded vouchers are unconstitutional means almost 200 local families will lose the public money awarded to them for private school tuition.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Heartland Institute
The More They Know, the Less They Like Common Core
It's poll season, and two annual education polls find most public attitudes about education policies are consistent with past years, but this year shows a sharp change on Common Core national education mandates.
The Raw Story
North Carolina judge: State's school voucher program unfairly benefits religious schools
A North Carolina judge on Thursday blocked the state's new school voucher program, saying it unconstitutionally diverted money from public education to private schools, many of them religious.
Jacksonville Daily News
NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional
A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
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A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
WLUK-TV Green Bay
Back to School: Statewide voucher program expands in 2nd year
The Wisconsin statewide private school voucher program will begin its second year with an expansion.
Journal and Courier
Education documentary returns to big screenEducation documentary...
Education documentary returns to big screen "Rise Above the Mark," the WLCSC-backed documentary, will have fall showings, DVD release Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1oSihxN The Long Center for the Performing Arts marquee is lit for the Dec. 12 premiere of "Rise Above the Mark."
Hagan, Tillis duke it out over ed - Judge blocks Jindal - Wyoming primary results
HAGAN, TILLIS CONTINUE SCHOOLYARD BRAWL: Sen. Kay Hagan continues hammering Senate opponent and state House Speaker Thom Tillis over education in the Tar Heel State.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Rocky Mount Telegram
Home schools are booming in N.C.
Lost amid the high-volume discussions of private school vouchers, charter schools and Common Core, home schools are a hidden giant in North Carolina, one that demands more attention from legislators and educators.
NC judge to issue voucher ruling on Thursday
Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood heard arguments in Wake County Superior Court on Tuesday on whether it's constitutional for public money to be used to pay for tuition at private and religious schools.
Fight on Common Core Dividing Louisiana
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to go to court to end his state's participation in Common Core has led some former allies to break with him, The New York Times reported.
NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan
A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it
Anybody watching the escalating battle across the country over the Common Core State Standards and aligned standardized testing will hardly be surprised by a new national poll which reveals a significant loss of support over the last year - especially among teachers, whose approval rating dropped from 76 percent in 2013 to only 46 percent in 2014.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Creative Loafing Tampa
Pinellas House candidates take their case to libertarians in Clearwater
Early voting for what will undoubtedly be a low turnout primary election began Saturday in Pinellas County, but one of the few intriguing primary races could be in the Democratic contest in House District 67 , where Shawna Vercher is competing against Steve Sarnoff and Thomas Ryan.  'We cannot run the third largest state in the country ... (more)
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For the past decade, on the eve of the start of school, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a list of failing public schools to allow the families in those schools a chance to transfer to a higher performing public school.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Carroll: Principled stand by CASB on Douglas County school vouchers
Ten years ago when a lawsuit challenging a school voucher program arrived at the state Supreme Court, the Colorado Association of School Boards was among the establishment groups cheering for the program's demise.
Breaking with Tradition in Wisconsin: Public Schools
Investments in Wisconsin public schools lay a foundation for the state's economic growth.
FWCS kicks off 2014-15 with rally
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson talks to staff members from every school in the district Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
A Look at the Ads - FL Sen District 12
For voters in Florida's State Senate race, primary voting begins tomorrow, Friday August 14, 2014.
The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus schools' data-rigging helped secure bonuses
Columbus City Schools employees -- and perhaps others in schools throughout the state -- are accused of falsifying students' records to improve their schools' standing on state report cards.