Posts Tagged ‘EAGnews’

Six reasons rural families should (and can) have school choice

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INDIANAPOLIS – A common argument against school choice in rural America is that there just aren’t enough schools from which to choose. But the more you understand about choice policy and the rural-schools landscape, the more you realize this argument actually distorts the facts, obscures rural students’ needs, and undersells the tools available to families, educators, and communities. Six points are worth keeping in mind.
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Cops: Teacher mooned diner customers, shouted racial slurs

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – A special education teacher who recently gave up his bid for a South Plainfield Council seat over revelations he mooned and shouted racial epithets at customers in a diner in 2007 is now under investigation by school officials.
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Group outlines 7 layers of government education bureaucracy

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MADISON, Wis. – As part of a broader look at curriculum used in public schools across the state, the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, a conservative grassroots group, has outlined 7 layers of educational administration and bureaucracy in the state. Graphically depicting the current system, the group argues that, “A hard look needs to be taken at the structure of education administration in Wisconsin.”
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Common Core about settling scores for race, class and gender victimhood

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The uproar over Common Core has created misinformation and serious concerns as to its efficacy. To clear up the confusion, once and for all, we must look at the birth of Common Core to see the vision guiding its mission. However noble Common Core may sound, it is but a host carrier for a radical disease that must be exposed.
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Minnesota students pressured over opting out of assessments

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A principal and science teacher in a southern Minnesota middle school tried to convince students who opted out of taking the NWEA MAP test last week that their parents misunderstood the assessments and were conveying false information to them about the nature of the assessments.
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Michigan district drops union-affiliated health insurance, saves $737k

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DANSVILLE, Mich. – In the three years since Dansville Schools dropped Michigan Education Special Services Association insurance for a different high-deductible plan, it has saved $736,873.87 and its employees haven’t had to pay for any health insurance premiums in that time, according to the superintendent.
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