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Nursing Home Moratorium Resurrected in Indiana
The Indiana legislature is considering legislation introduced by State Sen.
States Take the Lead on Transportation Fund Reform
Although some members of Congress are pressing for an increase in the federal gas tax, responsibility for funding transportation projects is increasingly shifting from the federal government to the
Dubious State of the Union Health Care Claims Answered
In his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20, President Obama made several statements concerning health care.
Jim Steele: An Environmentalist's Journey to Climate Skepticism
Research Fellow H. Sterling Burnett interviews Jim Steele, ecologist, director emeritus of the Sierra Nevada field campus of San Francisco State University, in today's podcast.
States to Watch in 2015: Transportation Funding
This blog post, written by Council of State Governments Senior Transportation Policy Analyst Sean Slone, lists 16 states he believes will enact innovative transportation funding policies in 2015.< /
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Higher Education
Minnesota starts the 2015 legislative year with a $1 billion surplus, but Gov.
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... ...