Posts Tagged ‘Education Action Group’

Democratic lawmakers target charter public schools, school choice

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LANSING, Mich. – In the last five months, Democrats in the Michigan Legislature have introduced 10 bills and two budget amendments that impose more oversight, reporting requirements, regulations, restrictions or an outright ban on charter public schools and the entities that authorize (“charter”) them.
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Students at Catholic university petition for free condoms

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BRONX, N.Y. – An unofficial student group at Fordham University petitioning the administration to make contraceptives available on campus has reportedly gained the support of more than 1,000 students, despite the fact that such a change to University policy would undermine Fordham’s Catholic identity.
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Kentucky bill would effectively nullify Common Core

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them.
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Wisconsin education department demands more funding while spending thousands at resorts, waterparks

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has spent $294,465.57 in two fiscal years on resorts in Wisconsin Dells a Media Trackers review of state spending records has found. According to OpenBooks.wi.gov, a state spending transparency website established by Gov. Scott Walker, DPI spent lavishly at six resorts in the popular entertainment and vacation destination.
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Pope Francis reaffirms family’s integral role in education

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MANASSAS, Va. – The family is “the primary place of education,” said Pope Francis to members of the Italian Catholic Adult Scout Movement, according to ZENIT’s translation of the address. The Holy Father stressed the importance of family in educating the next generation, forming vocations, and creating a community of love and life.
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