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Orlando Sentinel ColumnistToday's column revealed the latest in the evolution of the hugely symbolic "parent trigger" bill that would give parents more power in choosing the turnaround plan for failing schools. Last week Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, pushed an...
Tags: Altamonte Springs, Rick Scott
Real Democrats don’t back school reform, apparently. Or maybe the message is that Democrats don’t let Democrats shake up the school scene. In any case, real Democrats clearly aren’t allowed to disagree with the California Teachers Assn....
Baltimore City school officials say the nearly $1.2 billion budget the system unveiled last week will fund a raft of new academic endeavors, among them a new team to upgrade instruction in the sciences to meet the higher standards of the new national...
Pa. lawmakers do not support our local schools To the editor: If Franklin County residents like paying higher property taxes so that our communities’ children can go to school in crowded classrooms with fewer and fewer educational...
Pa. taxpayers are overfunding charter schools To the editor: Reps. Rob Kauffman and Todd Rock and Sen. Rich Alloway claim to support public education and the taxpayers in their districts who struggle with their property tax bills. Unfortunately, their...
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground. "There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
Tags: Philosophy, Teaching and Learning, G8, Garfield Ridge, Students
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The timing would seem perfect for an expansion of school vouchers in Indiana, where the state's high court recently upheld the nation's broadest voucher law and the initiative enjoys broad support in one of the country's most...
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
As Monarch Academy music teacher Kenzie Turk talked about the trials of living with Type 1 diabetes, her service dog, Bear, lay nearby, drifting in and out of a deep sleep. Dozing in class isn't usually acceptable at the public charter school in Glen...
Sentinel School ZoneMore than two dozen parents and a few students representing Orange County PTAs boarded a bus before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning to head to Tallahassee. Their trip was part of an effort to make sure parents' voices are heard in this year's legislative...
From the Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.The art of compromise seems to have worked in developing a state budget. However, the compromise was among Republicans. Gov. Mike Pence sought a 10 percent cut in personal income taxes for Hoosiers -- part of a campaign pledge he made. More cautious...
It's the FCAT of fashion — a test of style and creativity. Juniors in the cosmetology program at South Tech Academy in Boynton Beach spent three months working in teams to create different fashion themes. On Monday, they modeled their results on...
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