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FL Choice Expansion, Teacher Pension Gaming, and More: Friday's Ed News
Friday's ed news
‘Retired’ School Chief Teaches New Jersey a Pricey Pension Lesson
New Jersey taxpayers and lawmakers could learn a lesson on double-dipping from Robert Mahon, a retired school chief who never really quit working.
Great Lakes 91 Percent Frozen, Near All-Time Record
The Great Lakes are 91 percent frozen just two weeks before spring officially begins, marking the second highest ice extent in recorded history. In an average year, the Great Lakes’ maximum i
Patrick Wolf: To Help Young Black Men, Obama Should Stop Cutting Vouchers
Among the few cuts inside latest budget proposal from the Obama administration is the DC vouchers program.
Florida Bills Buttress Family’s U.S. Supreme Court Property Rights Victory
A Florida family’s 20-year battle to build on their own land remains unresolved, but their efforts to fight excessive government permitting costs have given property rights advocates and land devel
Judge Temporarily Blocks NC’s New Vouchers
About 4,000 North Carolina families must wait for the courts to untangle a legal challenge involving the state’s voucher program before they’ll know what schools their children can attend
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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... ...
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoHeartland Research & Commentary - 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... ...
The Leaflet - Learning From Massachusetts' ExchangeThe Leaflet - John Nothdurft
... biggest companies, driving out smaller competitors. The ‘Parent Trigger’ in California: Some Lessons from the... Heartland Institute’s latest Policy Brief, “The ‘Parent Trigger’ in California: Some Lessons from the... Experience So Far,” offers a detailed account of the Parent... ...
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... ...
The Parent Trigger: A Model for Transforming EducationHeartland Policy Brief - Joseph L. Bast, Bruno Behrend, Ben Boychuk, and Marc Oestreich
The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform... California. Briefly put, if half the parents whose children attend a failing public... of two other types of reform. The Parent Trigger concept is the creation of the Los Angeles Parents Union, a group of self-described... ...
Texas Legislature to Vote on Parent Trigger UpdateAshley Bateman
... bill to simplify the state’s Parent Trigger law and let parents petition earlier to take control of... from Dallas-Fort Worth. “All the parents that I work with across the... within the system.” ‘Too Long for Parents’ Texas’s current Parent Trigger law allows the state to reorganize... ...