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March 12, 2019
By Corey DeAngelis , Lindsey Burke
The higher the regulatory costs of participation, the less likely a private school is to participate in a school voucher program.
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Education
March 21, 2013
By Lindsey Burke
Florida lawmakers are considering two major school choice proposals: A “charter course” option to let K-12 and college students use tax money for individual classes outside public schools, and education savings accounts, where families control their
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Education
February 17, 2013
By Lindsey Burke
Idaho’s House Education Committee heard testimony in January concerning the Common Core education standards, an effort to standardize what schools across the country teach through common K-12 standards and assessments in 45 states.
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Education
January 15, 2013
By Lindsey Burke
In January, Congress voted to send an extra $100 million to Head Start, a few weeks after Department of Health and Human Services released its long-overdue evaluation of the federal preschool program, finding it has no benefit to children past first
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Education
July 18, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
The U.S. Department of Education has now waived No Child Left Behind for 32 states that agreed to reconfigure their education systems according to the executive branch’s preferences, with four more waiver applications under review.
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Education
June 2, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
Increasing federal intervention and the resulting burden of complying with federal programs, rules, and regulations has caused a significant growth in state bureaucracy, much of which has a parasitic relationship with federal education programs,
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Education
May 31, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
As state leaders across the country consider how to increase student access to online learning, a new report by the Independence Institute outlines several important steps Colorado should take to insure digital education can flourish.
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Education
May 17, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
A handful of states are reconsidering their commitment to the Common Core education standards adopted recently by 45 states under heavy federal incentives.
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Education
May 3, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
Interest rates on certain federally subsidized student loans are set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent when a five-year amnesty expires on July 1. President Obama is touring campuses to insist Congress extend the lower rate.
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Education
April 26, 2012
By Lindsey Burke
After offering 16 states waivers of No Child Left Behind requirements in exchange for implementing policy changes he prefers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan publicly floated the idea of offering similar waivers to individual school districts in states
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Education
 

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