Friday’s ed news
Arizonans fight to defund Common Core.
The San Diego school district spends federal poor student lunch money on salaries, utilities, and interest payments.
A Wisconsin town votes to hold parents legally responsible if their children bully others.
School sports improve academic achievement and keep boys out of trouble, a study finds.
Price controls over charter schools reduce their reach and effectiveness.
California finally solves its teacher shortage.
A poll finds 59 percent of Californians approve of increasing the online classes available to make college less expensive.
The Michigan House approves loosened graduation requirements.
Thursday’s ed news
In South Carolina, the House passes a K-12 tax-credit scholarship bill.
North Carolina debates preschool vouchers.
President Obama wants to tax everyone’s phone lines more to increase subsidies for school-based Internet because of new Common Core and other computer-based tests.
A provision inside the new No Child Left Behind bill would threaten a school’s funding if any gay student attending is harassed.
A lesbian wins $171,000 for violating her contract with a Catholic school.
Parents in New York complain about their kids field-testing new tests.
Besides vouchers, Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a list of other education changes.
Pennsylvania schools continue to face budget woes.
The state of New Jersey will take over Camden public schools this month.
Many California schools have poor ventilation, researchers say.
Wednesday’s ed news
After a two-day deal-making session, Wisconsin’s voucher program will likely go statewide inside a new budget bill.
Michigan’s legislature voted to de-fund Common Core.
A bill to reauthorize the federal No Child Left Behind law hits Congress and sparks disagreement.
ObamaCare is hurting public schools.
As school choice expands in Colorado, parents are getting more used to entrepreneurial behavior and self-government.
Alabama officials are considering national science standards that promote global warming alarmism.
Idaho lawmakers may sponsor wireless internet at every public high school.
Tuesday’s ed news
Pennsylvania private schools furiously raise money for new tax-credit scholarships.
A Congressional proposal to limit federal involvement in education would do little to withdraw Common Core.
After decades of deficit spending, Philadelphia schools adopt a “doomsday budget.”
An advocacy group wants special protections for Muslim students and to deny the same to Christian students.
How the 2009 stimulus created a fiscal cliff for schools.
What happened when Alaska held a hearing on Common Core.
Ten states seek to replace cursive in schools after Common Core eliminated it.
Iowa’s governor touts a puny new education reform law.
Monday’s ed news
Congressional Republicans and Democrats unite to have the US Department of Health and Human Services prescribe exercise guidelines for all Americans.
A Wisconsin elementary school hosts a cross-dressing day.
The Louisiana Supreme Court demands that a lower court revisit its ruling against the state’s new teacher tenure law.
A Texas school sues its own cheerleaders to stop them from using Bible verses on banners, despite a judge ruling this is fine.
Giving students information in the form of a story helps them remember it better.
Nevada lawmakers accomplished little on education this session, say the Nevada Sun editors.
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