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States, Localities Handling Road Issues Related to Frac Sand Mining
A new study by The Heartland Institute finds states and localities in the Upper Midwest are effectively dealing with cases of excess road deterioration from increased heavy truck
In The Tank Podcast (ep7): Student Loan Bailouts, Beer Taxes, and Recycling is Garbage
John Nothdurft returns as co-host with Donny Kendal in episode #7 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories
Legislative Pulse: Arizona Sen. Begay Discusses Regulations Harming Navajo Nation
Editor’s Note: Second-term Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay (D-Ganado) represents the largest state legislative district in the nation.
Heartland Daily Podcast - Heather Kays: Education Issues Around the Country
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in as Research Fellow Heather Kays appears on the “Freedom Works Show” on Tantalk1340 in Florida with host Paul Molloy.
Alaska’s Gov. Walker Asks President Obama to Develop More of State’s Resources
President Barack Obama visited Alaska in September to argue global warming is an urgent problem requiring international action. Alaska Gov.
Study: Wind Electricity Several Times as Expensive as Conventional Sources
On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new stu
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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... ...