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Social Impacts of Industrial Silica Sand (Frac Sand) Mining: Land Use and Value
The “social” impact of sand-mining operations, including their impact on land use, scenic beauty, and property values, can be a sensitive topic.
Research & Commentary: Convention of States Proposal in Nebraska
Nebraska is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V conventi
Obama Vetoes WOTUS Disapproval
A bipartisan effort to block the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which was put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.
Puerto Rico Announces Plans to Default on Bond Payments
Lawmakers in Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea, announced in January their plans to partially default on $1 billion in monthly bond payments owed
Chicago Schools Audit Displays Need for Expanded School Choice
The results of an audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the Chicago Board of Education released on January 1 revealed evidence of hundreds of Chicago suburban parents f
Research & Commentary: Convention of States Proposal in Indiana
Indiana is currently considering a proposed multiple-amendment application for an Article V conventio
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... ...
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... ...