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September 19, 2012
By Joy Pullmann, Ben Boychuk, Bruno Behrend
The seven-day-old Chicago Teachers Union strike ended Tuesday night, sending 350,000 students back to class this morning.
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February 24, 2012
By Ben Boychuk
Adelanto, California school district officials rejected a petition by parents to convert Desert Trails Elementary School into an independent charter under the nation’s inaugural Parent Trigger law.
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February 1, 2012
By Ben Boychuk
Parents of students at a failing elementary school in the Southern California desert city of Adelanto are the second group to exercise their rights under the state’s Parent Trigger law.
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Education
January 31, 2012
By Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, John Nothdurft, Joy Pullmann
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal this month endorsed the Parent Trigger as part of his sweeping education proposals.
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October 27, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
The United Teachers Los Angeles teachers union is demanding the Los Angeles Unified School District use a $55 million budget surplus to rehire 1,200 teachers laid off in the last year.
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October 18, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
INTRODUCTIONConceived in 2009 by liberal activists in Los Angeles as a way to work around school boards hostile to reform, California’s landmark parent empowerment law, also known as the Parent Trigger, was passed quickly by the state legislature in
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Education
September 14, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
Parents and teachers in Michigan would have the power to petition their school district to convert a failing public school into an independent charter under a bill pending in the Republican-controlled state Senate.
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August 15, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
TUNE IN: PublicSectorInc.org Online Debate Begins Monday, August 15, 2011.THE PARENT TRIGGER: A POSITIVE STEP OR A DISTRACTION FOR IMPROVING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS?In 2010, California enacted education legislation known as the “parent trigger.
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August 2, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
California’s State Board of Education is on track to approve final, permanent regulations governing the state’s landmark Parent Trigger law at its September meeting.
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May 23, 2011
By Ben Boychuk
The California State Assembly’s education committee has removed controversial provisions from a bill aimed at “cleaning up” the state’s landmark parent empowerment law, also known as the Parent Trigger.
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