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A Common-Sense Approach to Common Core Math, Part IV: Making Connections, One Concept at a Time
During a course in math teaching methods I took in ed school, I watched a video of a teacher leading his students to do a variety of tasks, ostensibly to teach them about factoring trinomials, such
It’s Time to Debate Global Warming
These 58 experts don’t believe global warming is a crisis.
Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the Minnesota Wisconsin Society for Mining's recent Frac Sand Conference in Eau Claire, WI with Director of Communications Jim Lakely.
Medicaid Reform Offers More Compassionate Options for the Poor
Financing for Medicaid, the national entitlement program providing health care for the poor, is shared with the states under a federal formula, with the federal government paying about 60 percent o
Medicaid Expansion Increases ER Visits
One of the many promised benefits of expanded Medicaid coverage, according to advocates of the Affordable Care Act, was a reduction in emergency room visits.
Jonathan Williams: Why Americans Choose to Move Out of State
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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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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... ...
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... ...
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... ...