Archive for August, 2014

Florida’s Lee County schools vote to opt-out of state mandated testing

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners.
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‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
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Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

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JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.
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Teachers union hosts clinic to help defer deportation for unaccompanied immigrant children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2012, President Obama adopted the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain immigrants who came to the United State illegally to stay in the country and work. Relief from the threat of deportation is, however, soon to end for those thousands of children and teens.  As many as 700,000 students could be impacted. But the National Education Association (NEA) is trying to prevent that.

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