Oklahoma Drops Common Core, and More: Friday's ed news
Friday's ed news
CHOICE: Both public and private schools would improve if there were real competition in education.
KANSAS: The state board of education has moved to let schools hire teachers who have expertise in their subject but not a teaching credential.
WISCONSIN: The Madison school district can now hire the best teacher for the job, thanks to curbs on union bargaining.
NEW YORK: Jurors will consider a challenge to a local cyberbullying law that outlaw mean comments.
VIRGINIA: The University of Virginia law school accidentally sends out personal student information over email.
Thursday's ed news
SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley signs a bill to replace Common Core.
FEDS: The Obama administration wages a war on vouchers in Louisiana and Wisconsin.
WYOMING: Some scientists push the state to adopt science-lite nationa curriculum mandates.
NEW YORK: Twenty-one anti-Common Core school board leaders were elected this week in Long Island.
MINNESOTA: A high school student builds 3D printers during his lunch breaks.
NORTH CAROLINA: The Senate passes a bill to replace Common Core, shortly after the House did the same.
NEW MEXICO: State officials are scrutinizing cronyism in education contracting after a top official was caught sending tax money to her company.
NEW YORK: Despite the new New York City chancellor's wishes, schools should continue to offer programs for gifted students, says Rick Hess.
HIGHER ED: Colleges are now feeling the pain of their own progressivism.
Wednesday's ed news
FLORIDA: The state's school choice program offers a young man an opportunity to dramatically turn his life around.
ILLINOIS: Federal investigators say a Chicago-area charter school chain defrauded investors and made crony contracts.
CHOICE: School choice laws sometimes create extra bureaucracy and costs for private schools.
EDTECH: President Obama promised schools $1 billion in tech donations from companies. Where is it?
CALIFORNIA: Unions try to fend off a reform-minded Democratic candidate for state superintendent.
STUDENT LOANS: A federal hearing today on the student loan crisis will largely ignore the government's lead role in that crisis.
Tuesday's ed news
WISCONSIN: Charter schools outperform district schools in Milwaukee.
CALIFORNIA: Why a lawsuit to get poor kids better teachers is a bad idea.
NEW YORK: Sixth graders want to be paid for being forced to take a Common Core test that doesn't benefit them.
PENSIONS: Most teachers receive less in pension benefits than they paid in.
HANDWRITING: Writing by hand helps you learn better, studies say.
Monday's ed news
ALABAMA: A judge rules that kids zoned into failing schools cannot leave for better schools using vouchers.
ARIZONA: The state will drop national Common Core tests.
OKLAHOMA: Gov. Mary Fallin must decide this week whether to sign a bill dropping Common Core national curriculum mandates.
SCHOOL LUNCH: Why Michelle Obama’s new school lunch rules have become a fiasco.
MISSOURI: The governor says he will veto a bill that would, among other things, let kids trapped in St. Louis's unaccredited schools take their education money to non-religious private schools.
CHOICE: School choice laws significantly increase regulations on private schools, a new report finds.
COLORADO: The state Supreme Court hears the first oral arguments in a case against the nation's first district-run vouchers.
FLORIDA: A school-finance lawsuit adds school choice into its complaint as another mechanism taking money from some public schools.
LOUISIANA: In New Orleans, the remaining five traditional public schools have closed for good.
CALIFORNIA: The state may bring back ineffective bilingual education.
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