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State Court: Kansas Lawmakers Made ‘Unreasonable Disparities’ in School Funding
In a long-awaited decision, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that state lawmakers created “unconstitutional” and “unreasonable wealth-based disparities” by withholding certain state aid pay
TN Vouchers, Opt Out, NY Common Core Delay, and More: Monday's Ed News
TENNESSEE: A vouchers compromise narrowly advances in the House.
Rand Paul: U.S. Anti-Energy Policies Empower Russian Aggression
The Obama administration’s anti-energy policies empower Russia aggression and take away America’s ability to respond, Sen.
Virtual School Gives Teen Entrepreneur Freedom to Thrive
When Willow Tufano left a public school for the gifted three years ago and enrolled in Florida Virtual School, she discovered a doorway to opportunity.
Patrick Wolf: To Help Young Black Men, Obama Should Stop Cutting Vouchers
Among the few cuts inside latest budget proposal from the Obama administration is the DC vouchers program.
California’s Drought is Both Natural and Man-made
Bruce Colbert, executive director at the Property Owners Association of Riverside County, writes a paper examining California's 2013-2014 water drought.
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Positive Reception for California’s Third Parent TriggerAshley Bateman
...Exercising their rights under California’s 2010 Parent Trigger law, more than 300 parents delivered petitions to the Los Angeles... or converted into a charter school. Parents are now reviewing proposals from eight... been set.” Sixty-eight percent of parents whose children attend 24th Street Elementary... ...
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoHeartland Research & Commentary - 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... ...
The Parent Trigger: A New Paradigm for Parental EmpowermentGabe Rose
What is the Parent Trigger? The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to force... future underperforming school. If 51% of parents sign a Parent Trigger petition, the Local Education Authority (LEA... four options available for... ...
The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming EducationHeartland Policy Brief - Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich
The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform... California. Briefly put, if half the parents whose children attend a failing public... of two other types of reform. The Parent Trigger concept is the creation of the Los Angeles Parents Union, a group of self-described... ...
Texas Legislature to Vote on Parent Trigger UpdateAshley Bateman
... bill to simplify the state’s Parent Trigger law and let parents petition earlier to take control of... from Dallas-Fort Worth. “All the parents that I work with across the... within the system.” ‘Too Long for Parents’ Texas’s current Parent Trigger law allows the state to reorganize... ...
Research & Commentary: The Parent Trigger, One Year LaterHeartland Research & Commentary - Joy Pullmann
California passed the first Parent Trigger law in January 2010, taking until... 2011 14 state legislatures also considered Parent Triggers. The Parent Trigger allows parents at a school deemed failing, often... take place. If a majority of parents sign the petitions, the school... ...