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