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Despite Problems, Mississippi Education Savings Accounts Show Promise
An innovative new education law in Mississippi expands school choice options for parents of special-needs students.
Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaiians
The Hawaii Reporter reports, Tom Yamachika, head of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, has recently uncovered an economic study for commissioned by the state recommending, among other things, H
Number of Homeschoolers Increases Nationally
Parents choosing to home school their kids remain part of a growing movement across the country.
Glendale, Arizona City Council Cancels Sports Subsidy Contract
The City of Glendale, Arizona is canceling the city’s subsidization of the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League team, ending an agreement to transfer $225 million in taxpayer funds to the sports
Even Alarmists View Hansen Warning As a Farce
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David Williams: Shining a light on the Darker side of solar power
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, H.
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L.A. School District Defies Parent Trigger LawAshley Bateman
... is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right... longer beholden to the state’s “parent trigger” law because federal accountability mandates under... Under the law, also called the “parent empowerment” law, a majority of parents can require reforms at a failing school... ...
Parent Trigger Bill Gets Positive Florida ReceptionAshley Bateman
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Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoResearch and Commentaries - Joy Pullmann Heartland Institute
A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and... the first state to pass a Parent Trigger law, which a dozen other states... It allows a simple majority of parents at a failing school to “trigger” one of several reform options... ...
Positive Reception for California’s Third Parent TriggerAshley Bateman
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Twenty Ohio Schools Are Now Eligible for Parent Trigger ReformHeather Kays
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Parent Power: Grassroots Activism and K-12 Education ReformAndrew Kelly, Patrick McGuinn American Enterprise Institute
... advocacy organizations are working to pull parents into larger policy debates over school... lead to naïve expectations of what parent power can accomplish, especially since some... Kelly, discuss strategy and outlook for parent power activists, offering recommendations to help lead them to sustained, successful... ...