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May 29, 2016

VA Governor Vetoes Bill Expanding Education Choice for Parents of Disabled Children

Gov. Terri McAuliffe (D-VA) vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents of disabled children to use state funds to customize an education experience suited to their needs.

May 27, 2016

Florida Rejects Bill Making Computer Coding an Alternative to Foreign Language

A Florida bill to allow high school students to replace foreign language courses with computer coding classes was stopped in the state House after gaining strong favor in the state Senate.

May 26, 2016

Advocacy Group Presses to Reverse Reforms, Get More Money for Government Schools

Too many states rely on standardized testing, have too many charter schools and other school choice options, and don’t pay teachers enough, states a new report by the Network for Public Education,

May 25, 2016

Massachusetts Homeschool Families Report Being Subjected to Investigations

Six homeschooling families in Massachusetts report being subjected to unnecessary inquiries by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (MDCF) for alleged educational neglect.

May 24, 2016

New Rules Expected to Curtail Gulf Oil Production

The Obama administration finalized new rules it says will improve drilling safety in the Gulf of Mexico, but some experts are saying the regulations will undermine safety.

May 24, 2016

New Orleans City Council Considers New Airbnb Regulations

New Orleans lawmakers are considering a new ordinance targeting Airbnb, a peer-to-peer economy company connecting tourists seeking short-term housing and hosts who provide places