POLL: Americans overwhelmingly support health savings account-style system for education

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A recent 2015 Schooling in America Survey is revealing some interesting trends in education, particularly growing support for education savings accounts taking root in several states.

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Report: Excessive regulations hamper charter school progress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Charter schools across the nation are increasingly subject to the same kinds of excessive regulations that have suppressed student achievement in the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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Colorado school voucher fight may end at U.S. Supreme Court

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – The nation’s first school-district-run voucher program, in Douglas County, Colorado, has been struck down by the state supreme court because it sends some money to religious schools.
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Teachers union treasurer in New Jersey pleads guilty to theft

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BARNEGAT, N.J. – Teachers unions during the past decade have known their share of scandal.  Add the case of Wayne Wedderman Jr. to the list.
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University of California hikes tuition to fund $350k annual pensions

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The University of California (UC) is implementing major changes to their retirement system to address its $12.1 billion unfunded liability, which has been cited as the driving factor behind recent tuition hikes.

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COPS: Teacher’s aide brought sex lube to rendezvous with 11-year-old student

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LAKELAND, Fla. – Highland Grove Elementary School teacher’s aide Alecia Dotson told police she was infatuated with her 11-year-old student.

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Mother charged after letting 7-year-old daughter play across the street ‘unattended’

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WESTBROOK, Maine – A Maine mother faces child endangerment charges for allowing her daughter to play at the park across the street from her house without her constant supervision.

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Teacher caught slapping nonverbal autistic student costs school district $350k

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri teacher for the severely disabled cost the state’s taxpayers $350,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a nonverbal autistic 7-year-old she allegedly abused.

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CA schools turn to interns amid teacher shortage

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LOS ANGELES – A California teacher shortage is compelling some school districts to rely more on substitutes and intern teachers, although some groups are finding innovative ways to replenish the workforce.

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Obama administration steps in to aid transgender teen amid school bathroom dispute

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GLOUCESTER, Va. – The federal government thinks 16-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, a girl who identifies as a boy, should be able to use any boy’s restroom at his school he wants.

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PROF: ‘Whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror’

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis professor Zandria Robinson thinks the Confederate flag is “more than a symbol of white racial superiority. It is the ultimate symbol of white heteropatriarchal capitalism.”
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CIVILITY: Union-funded ad accuses Scott Walker of ‘drowning’ students

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MADISON, Wis. – The same group that brought you the “all cops are bastards” sign has now joined with One Wisconsin Now to sponsor an advertising campaign featuring a disturbing video of an individual drowning.
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Teacher under fire for ‘perceived racist remarks’

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LAS VEGAS – A Clark County, Nevada school teacher’s Facebook page was shut down after she was labeled a racist for speaking her mind about the Confederate flag debate.

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School questionnaire probes mothers over birth history

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut mother Cara Paiuk wasn’t sure what to expect when she headed to a parents orientation to sign her son up for kindergarten at Aiken Elementary School.

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DONORS: It’s Big Labor Bernie vs. the Hillary of Wall Street

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Socialist Bernie Sanders may do the unthinkable and beat Hillary Clinton.

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Virginia gives homeschoolers protection from federal data collection

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RICHMOND, Va. – Homeschoolers in Virginia are pleased a widely supported privacy measure designed to prevent the sharing of personal information passed with bipartisan support.
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NY school district pays $4.48 million to settle suit over Nazi salutes, anti-Semitic bullying

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PINE BUSH, N.Y. – An upstate New York school recently settled an anti-Semitism bullying lawsuit by agreeing to pay $4.48 million to the student victims and enact new policies to curb future abuse.

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