Raucus FL Common Core Meeting, Spending Lawsuits, and More: Wednesday's Ed Roundup

Raucus FL Common Core Meeting, Spending Lawsuits, and More: Wednesday's Ed Roundup
February 19, 2014

Joy Pullmann

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

Wednesday's ed news

FLORIDA: The state board of education approves some changes to Common Core, but parent activists at a rowdy meeting say not enough.

SPENDING: Eleven states face lawsuits demanding more education spending, many now alleging that Common Core standards equal higher costs for schools.

FLORIDA: The state tries a new approach to remedial education: Allowing college students to decide whether they need it or not.

DEMOCRATS: Hear from another prominent Democrat who supports all forms of school choice.

MICHIGAN: Offering children private college scholarships boosts the grades of African-American students.

MICHIGAN: School districts continue to insist they need more money to educate fewer students

 

Tuesday's ed news

IDAHO: A lawmaker resurrects a tax-credit scholarship bill.

NEW YORK: Is preschool expansion another way to shovel money and voters to Democrats?

LOUISIANA: The growth of charter schools means a 5 percent reduction in private school enrollment statewide.

WASHINGTON: The state’s first charter school serves children and families of ‘extreme poverty.’

KANSAS: The state board considers reducing teacher license requirements for high-need subjects. 

FLORIDA: Lawmakers suggest letting local districts, not the state, choose textbooks

NEW MEXICO: Legislative Democrats refuse, yet again, to bring up the state's acting education secretary for a confirmation vote

 

Monday's ed news

NEW YORK: Meet New York City’s charter champion.

KANSAS: Lawmakers introduce bills to protect student privacy, repeal Common Core, and repeal the state’s adoption of national science standards.

HONOR ROLL: Should teachers post kids’ test scores and class rank on “data walls”?

OHIO: How one teacher mined student information for years and used it for electioneering.

UNIONS: Why teachers unions are likely to go soft on Common Core.

NEW YORK: A lawmaker suggests forcing parents to take parenting classes.

AMERICAN DREAM: These maps show which parts of the country are more economically mobile than others.

FEDERAL GRANTS: A corrected report for federal School Improvement Grants to the worst schools still finds the program has likely been a big waste

 

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Joy Pullmann

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