2013 June School Reform News

Issue Date: 
June, 2013
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The June issue of School Reform News reports Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a measure expanding the Indiana voucher program to children assigned to failing public schools and special-needs students, regardless of family income.

Also in this issue:

  • The Texas House is expected to vote soon on a bill to simplify the state’s Parent Trigger law and let parents petition earlier to take control of a school’s future.
  • Michigan lawmakers pass a budget prohibiting funds to implement Common Core.
  • Texas lawmakers consider five private school choice proposals.
  • New Common Core science standards teach kids alarmist climate change theory.
  • A private nonprofit organization that orchestrated Common Core received significant federal funding.
  • Indiana lawmakers send the governor a bill to pause and reconsider Common Core.
  • As the standardized testing debate boils over, people are discovering new ways to measure what kids have learned.

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