Newspaper Articles – Ashley Bateman

Georgia District: No Education Degree Required to Teach

To fill 450 open teaching positions for the 2016–17 school year, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) in Georgia has expanded eligibility to applicants who do

Colorado Board Votes to Keep Current School Rating System

The Colorado State Board of Education (CSBOE) voted to keep the state’s system for rating schools in place after a group of education reform and civil rights activists expres

Los Angeles Teachers Unions Continue Campaign to Take Down Charter Schools

The United Teachers Union of Los Angeles (UTLA) spent the final weeks of the 2015–16 school year organizing protests against charter schools and releasing a commissioned study that claims charters

Bill to Combine Tax Credits and ESAs Narrowly Fails to Pass in Missouri

A Missouri bill to fund education savings accounts (ESAs) for foster children with donations from individuals and businesses who could receive a tax credit passed the state House and Senate but ult

Group Campaigns to Reverse Cuts to Louisiana School Voucher Program

The Louisiana legislature approved Gov. John Bel Edwards’ (D) proposed 14 percent cut to the state’s school voucher program.

Maryland Approves $5 Million for Low-Income Students’ Education Scholarships

Maryland’s General Assembly approved a final budget including $5 million in the state budget to fund education scholarships for low-income students to pay private school tuition.  

Florida Rejects Bill Making Computer Coding an Alternative to Foreign Language

A Florida bill that would have allowed high school students to replace foreign language courses with computer coding classes was rejected in the state House after gaining strong f

Florida Lawmakers Approve Open-Enrollment Bill

Florida lawmakers approved a bill that would allow parents to enroll their children in any government school they wish, regardless of where they live.