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Jul 23, 2016

Georgia District: No Education Degree Required to Teach

To fill 450 open teaching positions for the 2016–17 school year, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) in Georgia has expanded eligibility to applicants who do

Jul 22, 2016

California Charter School Advocates Spend Millions on Primary Candidates

Groups supporting charter schools were responsible for nearly one-third

Jul 22, 2016

Republican Party Platform Promotes Pro-growth Energy Policies

Climate Change Weekly #219 The Republican Party platform embraces climate and energy realism.

Jul 22, 2016

Louisiana Supreme Court Bars Local Fracking Bans

Ending a two-year tug-of-war between St.

Jul 22, 2016

In The Tank Podcast (ep48): #WebOfDenial, Cutting the Federal Budget, Renewable Mandates, and the Everglades

With John MIA, Donny is joined by Director of Communications Jim Lakely in this week's exploration of think tanks across the country in episode #48 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly

Jul 21, 2016

North Carolina Windfarms Receiving Blowback

North Carolina, home to three military airbases, is emerging as a major battleground in the ongoing war over wind farms.