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Medicaid Expansion Dead in Utah?
It looks like Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion is dead. From an AP report carried by the Baltimore Sun:
Unnecessary Professional Licensing Rules Create Barriers
In the 1950s, my dad taught himself to cut hair on an Army troopship sailing between Tokyo and San Francisco.
The Undead No Child Left Behind
School Choice Weekly #76
GAO Sounds Warning on State, Local Budgets Again
In recent years, state and local governments have largely remained in a fiscal holding pattern, continuing a slow recovery from the impacts of the Great Recession.
Gov. Malloy Plans Sales Tax Reductions, Tax Hikes
Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy proposed reforming the state’s sales tax laws, saying the removal of sales tax exemptions and lowering the state’s sale rate will bring in additional revenue.
Closing Michigan School Retirement System is the Right Choice
Closing the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System to new employees is on the agenda of Michigan House leaders this year.
FEATURED SEARCH: "THE PARENT TRIGGER"
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
... and Michael Bileca have introduced a Parent Trigger bill that would authorize parents to choose a reform option for... would also require schools to notify parents of online options if their child... rated or qualified teacher. With a Parent Trigger law, “I would feel empowered knowing... ...
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
...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... ...
Twenty Ohio Schools Are Now Eligible for Parent Trigger ReformHeather Kays
... for reform under the state’s parent trigger law. The latest state report card... failed to improve enough to avoid the parent trigger option. The parent trigger law, passed as part of the state’s budget in 2011, empowers parents to decide how to reform chronically... statewide... ...
Movie Review: ‘Won’t Back Down’ Celebrates Parent ActivismJoel Pavelski
... drama. The policy debate centers on Parent Trigger laws, which enable parents to require changes at low-performing... charter school. Seven states currently have Parent Trigger laws, and 15 more are considering them, according to community organizer Parent Revolution. Won’t Back Down seeks... ...