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3 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

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.


Related Topix: Education

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.


Related Topix: Education, Family, Kids

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.


Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC

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.


Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

NC judge: private school vouchers unconstitutional RALEIGH, N.C. a " A...

A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.


Related Topix: Education, Raleigh, NC, Hobgood, NC

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.


Related Topix: Education, Bonduel, WI, Family, Kids

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 The Long Center for the Performing Arts marquee is lit for the Dec. 12 premiere of "Rise Above the Mark."


Related Topix: Merrillville, IN, Standardized Testing, Education


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.


Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Barack Obama, Education, Pat McCrory, US Governors

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.


Related Topix: Education, Nash County, NC, Edgecombe County, NC, Family, Kids, Rocky Mount, NC, Opinion

News Observer

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.


Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC, Education Etc., Carrboro, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Max

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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC

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.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

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)


Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Largo, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young, Education

The Advocate

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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.


Related Topix: Bogalusa, LA, Education Etc., Education

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Denver Post

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.


Related Topix: Education, Colorado, Colorado Government, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Opinion

Daily Kos

Breaking with Tradition in Wisconsin: Public Schools

Investments in Wisconsin public schools lay a foundation for the state's economic growth.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Personal Finance, Retirement, Education Etc., Education

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.


Related Topix: Education, Family, Kids

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Daily Kos

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.


Related Topix: Florida, US News, Education, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

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.


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