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Executive Session on HB 147,requiring charters to comply with public school laws, on January 18 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 147 at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 in LOB 207. The bill requires chartered public schools comply with all state laws and rules that apply to public schools.


Executive Session on HB 113, allowing the denial of charter school applications based on funding, on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 113 on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill removes the provision that prohibits the State Board of Education from citing a lack of state funding as the reason for denial of a public charter school application.

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Betsy DeVos' Opening Statement at Her Nomination Hearing-- and a Question Asked by Bernie Sanders

Below is the text of US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos’ opening remarks at her January 17, 2017, hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. 1,628 more words


BREAKING: Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools Costs More, Admin Salaries a Main Reason

On January 17, 2017, the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans (ERA) released a report entitled, “Does School Reform Equal Spending Reform?”

The short answer is no, and those who push to decentralize a school district in the name of “choice” should be prepared to spend more if for no other reason that a loss of economy of scale– in other words, of paying for the loss of centralized operations. 858 more words


From the Betsy DeVos Archives: Letters to the Editor and Much More

As a part of her response to “Common Questions for Executive Branch Nominees,” US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos listed the following 19 entries as her “publications”: 2,780 more words

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Charter Management Organizations Cheating Students and Wasting Connecticut Taxpayer Dollars

Using millions of Connecticut taxpayer dollars meant to educate children, charter management organizations (CMOs) are lining their own pockets. According to a shocking new report detailing the financial data of Connecticut charter schools, some CMOs are profiting from state taxpayer dollars allocated for students, with little or no oversight or transparency as to how the money is being used. 363 more words

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