South Carolina Close on Tax Credits, Texas House Passes Charter Expansion, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup

South Carolina Close on Tax Credits, Texas House Passes Charter Expansion, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
May 13, 2013

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)

Friday's ed news

Louisiana lawmakers start figuring how to pay for vouchers after a disappointing state Supreme Court ruling. 

The Texas House passes a charter school expansion. One more step to the governor's desk. 

South Carolina's Senate will have a close vote on an education tax credit proposal. 

A German family seeking asylum in the U.S. to homeschool their kids without being jailed has been denied by a U.S. Court of Appeals

A quick shot at reversing Common Core hits Oklahoma.

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California is considering a bill that would force schools to establish sex-neutral bathrooms.

Kansas looks to mimic Michigan by banning state funds from going to implement Common Core.

Los Angeles schools will no longer suspend students.

A Montana school district agrees to send a special-needs girl to private preschool using tax funds.

 

Thursday's ed news

The North Carolina House passes a special-needs voucher bill.

Georgia's governor signs an ineffective executive order in an attempt to reduce Common Core concerns. Common Core supporters are on the defensive nationwide.

Concerns about student data privacy and inBloom hit Massachusetts.

What does the U.S. Department of Education say about federal Common Core tests?

New York charter schools turn away 50,000 kids.

Many top jobs have opened up in the nation's largest school districts.

 

Wednesday out of the office

 

Tuesday's ed news

Los Angeles parents decide to use the Parent Trigger option that does not involve firing teachers or pulling in a charter school operator.

Wisconsin legislators visit voucher schools as they discuss expanding the school choice program.

Nevada's governor puts his weight behind a school choice proposal. 

Take a look at the world's private schools for the poor.

Six hundred Los Angeles teachers are fired or on probation on charges of sexual harassment or abuse.

California's governor wants to spend $1 billion implementing Common Core national education standards. 

Indiana teachers are unsure how to deal with the state's new "pause" on Common Core.

Federal demands on Wisconsin vouchers are a step too far, says special-needs lawyer Allison Hertog.

Pearson may lose its New York City contract for repeated testing errors. 

A Michigan school district closes, leaving kids to "skills camp" for the rest of the year.

 

Monday's ed news

More Indiana kids can use vouchers now that the governor has signed an expansion.

Two Indiana moms change education history by leading the fight against Common Core.

A Utah English textbook for first graders instructs them to use emotional words to address social problems.

The Nevada legislature considers a school choice proposal today.

A study finds students attending religious schools are a full year ahead of their public-schooled peers, on average.

For towns that already pay student tuition at out of district schools, let the kids also choose private schools, Maine's govenor suggests.

Iowa legislators split over a proposal to loosen homeschooling regulations.

Despite the recession, taxpayers are still paying more for education.

Michigan court rules schools can't use public resources to withhold union dues.

 

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Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)