The Civic Purpose of Education, WI Voucher Regulations, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup

The Civic Purpose of Education, WI Voucher Regulations, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
July 1, 2013

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)

Friday's ed news

Our public education system exists to graduate citizens, not merely get children "college- and career-ready." Evidence shows private schools do this better

Wisconsin lawmakers forecast more regulations for voucher schools. The governer just shifted how voucher schools report student data

The nation's largest teachers union has lost many members, and expects to lose more next year

An Illinois school district drops the federal school lunch program to provide better meals itself. 

Charter school enrollment is set to surge in Connecticut

Education publishers start pulling from online content in order to compete with free.

 

Thursday: Happy Independence Day!

 

Wednesday's ed news

The U.S. is No. 1 in education spending, but not anywhere close in student achievement. 

The feds roll out new regulations on tracking children online

Michigan's governor signs a law allowing the state to dissolve financially failing school districts

A judge rules yoga classes in school do not violate the Constitution's prohibition against states establishing religion.

Oregon considers free state college in exchange for 3 percent of graduates' income over their first 24 work years. 

A historically black college inflated the grades of black, but not white, students, three administrators say. 

Controversy heats up again in Florida over how to grade schools.

 

Tuesday's ed news

Oklahoma will pull out of Common Core tests

Senate Democrates have resurrected a UN treaty that restricts parental rights

A temporary Philadelphia sales tax is now permanent, and its annual $120 million will fund sorely indebted schools. That's part of a proposed package aiming to rescue the troubled district. 

Why increased student loan rates could be a good thing.

California's governor signs a bill revamping school funding.

High school students are reading easier and easier books for school.

Eleven Idaho schools receive $3 million in tech grants.

 

Monday's ed news

In about a dozen states, Parent Trigger bills are still alive.

Arizona's legislative special session now includes a bill to repeal Common Core

In Wisconsin, private schools consider whether to accept voucher students. More.

Chicago's contentious teacher layoffs foreshadow Illinois' future

A lower birthrate means fewer teens in Boston, which means financial struggles for schools

The Obama administration is suppressing data that likely shows its turnaround programs for failing schools don't work.

The most recent national test scores show no improvement

Teachers in Wichita, Kansas, resist having their contracts include detailed lesson plan requirements

How the humanities have destroyed themselves

The Kansas governor signs a bill to criminalize bullying by teachers

 

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Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)