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November 13, 2015
By Vicki Alger
The Oklahoma Education Savings Account Act, coauthored by state Rep. Jason Nelson (R-Oklahoma City) and state Sen.
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Education
December 4, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Sam Brownback is the latest Kansas governor to establish a schools efficiency task force. He may be the only one to have prompted a dueling task force from offended school board members.
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Education
November 30, 2012
By Vicki Alger
New Hampshire’s board of education said it will not approve new charter schools until the legislature sends them more money, and the results of November’s elections mean that may be difficult in the next legislative session.
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Education
November 13, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Idaho voters overturned three education reform laws in November’s elections, sending Republican lawmakers back to the drawing board over online learning, teacher evaluations, and merit pay. Gov.
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Education
October 23, 2012
By Vicki Alger
A group of grandparents is suing Idaho and all its school districts over a fees these charge their grandchildren to attend “free, common schools.” Leading the charge is Russ Joki, an Idaho superintendent from 1980 to 1985.
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Education
October 21, 2012
By Vicki Alger
More than 280,000 students and their guardians are suing Idaho and all its school districts for charging kids fees to attend “free, common schools.” Former Idaho superintendent Russ Joki is leading the charge.
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Education
October 16, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Idaho voters will decide on November 6 whether three education reform laws will stay on the books. In 2011, the Idaho legislature passed three laws championed by state Superintendent Tom Luna in 2011.
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Education
September 11, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Two national polls both found 70 percent of U.S. voters support Parent Trigger laws, which give a majority of parents the power to require improvements at their children’s failing schools.
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Education
August 28, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Just 55 percent of New York City teachers completing their three-year probationary periods earned tenure in 2012, compared with 97 percent in 2007.
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Education
August 17, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Removing a major obstacle during contentious contract talks, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union reached an agreement to lengthen students’ school day without lengthening most teachers’ workdays by hiring 477 new teachers.
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Education
 

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