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  • Florida Superintendent Faces Class Action Suit

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Calling for an immediate investigation into the forced retirement of Dr.
  • Thousands Join Blacks in Denver Suit

    Published January 1, 1998
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    A class action lawsuit brought by a few hundred black parents against the Denver Public Schools has been joined by nearly 3,500 new plaintiffs, including about one-third that are Hispanic and some that are white.
  • California Teachers Can Resign from Union

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Teachers in California who want to resign from their union will now be able to do so without being forced to pay full union dues until the end of their current multi-year bargaining contract, according to the settlement terms of a major class-action
  • Pennsylvania Charter Plan Treated Badly

    Published January 1, 1998
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    After a group in the Souderton School District near Philadelphia spent thousands of hours crafting a charter school proposal, which attracted the interest of 100 potential students, they were denied the opportunity to review the school district’s
  • Teachers on Tape Expand Their Classrooms

    Published January 1, 1998
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    While good teachers are difficult to find, it’s even more difficult to find an empty seat in a good teacher’s classroom.
  • Agenda for New Mexico School Reform

    Published January 1, 1998
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    New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s school reform plan includes the following elements: A five year phase-in of school choice for every child, starting with the poorest families, with scholarships valid at public, private or religious schools.
  • California Arbitrator Keeps Books Closed

    Published January 1, 1998
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    An arbitrator paid by the California Teacher Association put an end to 10 months of hearings and deliberation in late November by ruling against 1,250 teachers who challenged the union’s claim about how it spends compulsory union dues collected from
  • Charter Plan Denied Airing at Ill. Public Hearing

    Published January 1, 1998
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    When the petitioners for the Liberty Hall Charter School went into a November 24 public hearing on their proposal for a charter school in Libertyville, Illinois, they expected to explain their plan to the public and then respond to questions.
  • Charter Schools in Action

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Last July, the Hudson Institute completed the publication of a six-part final report on its Charter Schools in Action project, a two-year study of the start-up problems and impact of charter schools.
  • Climate Science Uncertainties Still Cloud Kyoto

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Throughout the seemingly endless series of speeches and closed-door negotiating sessions at the recently concluded Kyoto conference on global warming, there was one word delegates wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: science.
  • Cut Tenure, Pay for Performance

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Tenure would go if New York City’s public schools were run by hard-nosed Big Apple residents.
  • Endocrine Disruption Theory Takes Serious Hit

    Published January 1, 1998
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    In 1997, endocrine disruptors joined radon, Alar, dioxin, asbestos in schools, and electromagnetic fields in the rogues’ gallery of environmental hoaxes. In a letter published in the July 25 issue of Science, John A.
  • ‘How-To’ Training Manual Available

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Those interested in starting a private voucher program from scratch will find many of their questions answered in a new “how-to” training manual from CEO America.
  • Interactive Distance Learning

    Published January 1, 1998
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    High school students in four Missouri communities--Clinton, Appleton City, Calhoun, and Windsor--are sharing classes through Sprint’s interactive distance learning technology.
  • Junk Science: An Epidemic that Hurts Us All: an exclusive interview with Steven J. Milloy

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Public health expert Steven J. Milloy is executive director of The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) and publisher of the Junk Science Home Page (http://www.junkscience.com).
  • New Mexico Governor Calls for School Choice

    Published January 1, 1998
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    In the November 5 unveiling of his sweeping education reform agenda--calling for more charter schools, greater accountability for results, and school choice for every child--New Mexico Governor Gary E.
  • Pennsylvania Union Settles to Avoid Opening Books

    Published January 1, 1998
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    Thousands of Pennsylvania teachers were immediately made eligible for a reduction of their forced union dues when officials from the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association settled out of court a potentially
  • Superfund Reform Still Out of Sight

    Published January 1, 1998
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    With the 105th Congress no more able to clean up the Superfund mess than any of its predecessors have been, the nation finds itself saddled with a law that continues to misdirect public and private resources while providing few, if any, environmental
  • Analysts Recommend New WI Teacher Training Program

    Published December 1, 1997
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    A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute calls for a dramatic shift away from the state’s present system of teacher licensure and university-based training, calling it “a costly, outmoded, and unreliable” way to secure high-quality
  • Bentonville National Training Workshop a Success

    Published December 1, 1997
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    A successful National Training Workshop was held in Bentonville, Arkansas, on October 28-30.
  • Test Yourself Against Virginia’s Learning Standards

    Published December 1, 1997
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    Courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot, which developed this quiz, here are 10 questions based on material covered in Virginia’s Standards of Learning. 1. Twelve centimeters is how many inches? (4th grade) A) 4.8 B) 6 C) 5.
  • Minnesota DOT Evaluates Promise of Congestion Pricing

    Published December 1, 1997
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    A report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation concludes that presently available electronic technologies would allow converting all 1,200-1,500 miles of congested roads in the Twin Cities to toll roads without the cost and inconvenience of
  • Study Says ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Global Warming Treaty Is Just Hot Air

    Published December 1, 1997
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    The scientific community’s alleged widespread support for the administration's global warming agenda is more a reflection of the White House's public relations skills than real backing from the scientific community, according to a study released
  • 12/1997 News Briefs

    Published December 1, 1997
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    American Heritage Rivers Initiative The Idaho congressional delegation has asked the President’s Council on Environmental Quality to allow Idaho to opt out of any AHRI programs, saying that the state is already doing a good job with Idaho water quality

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