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Threatened Sucker Fish, Strangles Water Supplies
The Santa Ana sucker, a small, bottom-feeding fish residing in California’s Santa Ana River, is playing havoc with the region’s water supply, resulting in a group of cities and water districts aski
Risky Missouri Teachers Pension Plan Proves Investment Return Assumptions Matter
In Missouri, as in most states, teachers and other public employees belong to state-supported defined-benefit pension systems, which means when they retire these workers are guara
Kentucky Labor Unions Try To Slow Right-To-Work Momentum
Kentucky labor leaders are trying to slow the state’s momentum toward a right-to-work law that would let Kentuckians opt out of paying union dues.
Christopher Essex: Why We Distrust Climate Models Part 1
Today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast is the first of a two-part edition featuring Christopher Essex, Ph.D., Chairman of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climate at the World Federation o
Washington, DC-Area Parents Risk Jail Time to Give Their Children a Better Education
Two Washington, DC police officers are facing lawsuits from the city for committing residency fraud while trying to ensure their children received slots in a flourishing school ch
Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Funding Charters
On September 4, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled by a 6–3 vote public charter schools are not eligible for state funding.
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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
... 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... ...
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... ...