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July 16, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Because it limits how the federal government can require states to do its bidding in exchange for taxpayer dollars, the Supreme Court’s recent healthcare ruling could have consequences for education policy. The U.S.
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July 8, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Local officials have released a plan to rebuild the long-ailing Philadelphia School District from the ground up.“The current structure doesn’t work,” said School Reform Commission (SRC) ChairmanPedro Ramos.
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Education
June 30, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Public colleges and universities are remarkably poor at providing students and taxpayers transparent, objective measures of their worth even as tuition has grown three times the rate of inflation in the past three decades, according to a new report
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Education
June 6, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Maine has passed a new law that will base high school graduation on student proficiency rather than seat time.
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Education
June 5, 2012
By Vicki Alger
The Missouri legislature has passed its first major piece of charter school legislation since its first in 1998: Senate Bill 576 would allow charter schools to open statewide and make it easier to close poor-performing ones.
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Education
May 25, 2012
By Vicki Alger
States could save more than $92 million annually and expand education options by letting veterans direct their education benefits to their children using Military Education Savings Accounts, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.
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Education
May 9, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Local officials have released a plan to eliminate the long-ailing Philadelphia School District and rebuild from the ground up.
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Education
May 1, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Illinois Democrats in control of a legislative subcommittee appear to be stalling on bills that would end the controversial practice of allowing state legislators to award in-state public university scholarships to anyone they choose.
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Education
April 25, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Louisiana’s Recovery School District is improving student performance by creating the country’s first choice-based, charter-school district, and a new guidebook shows other cities how they can do the same.
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Education
April 14, 2012
By Vicki Alger
Western Governors University is pioneering a new, fast-growing model of education: Competency-based learning. In traditional classrooms, time is fixed and student learning varies.
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Education
 

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