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Two Midwestern States, Two Different Approaches to Education

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

Two Midwestern States, Two Different Approaches to Education

Green Bay School Voucher Proposal Sparks Debate

News that Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes an expansion of the state’s school voucher program intensified opposition not only among Democrats but also school board members.

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Alaska Lawmakers Consider School Voucher Proposal

Parents will be able to send their kids to private or religious schools using public education funds if a new constitutional amendment passes in Alaska. Wasilla Republican Rep. Wes Keller has renewed his efforts to create a school voucher program, which would be significantly different from the state's limited charter school system.

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Franklin (Tenn.) School Board Officially Opposes Vouchers, State Approval of Charter Schools

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the use of vouchers and the authorization of charter schools in the Franklin Special School District.

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Judge Deals a Setback to Louisiana’s Voucher Program

Last January, Gov. Bobby Jindal took the oath of office for his second term, declaring in his inauguration speech that anyone who stood in the way of his education reform efforts “must stand down.” On Friday, a judge in Baton Rouge said, in effect: not so fast.

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New Ind. State Superintendent Looks Past Party Labels for Good Ideas

Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

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Legal Question for Camden (N.J.): What Constitutes a Toxic School?

Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?

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Calif. Illegal Immigrants Ask for School Records

Thousands of Los Angeles illegal immigrants have inundated the nation's second-largest school district for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Obama, Romney Spar Over Private-sector's Role in Education

On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education.

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