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About the Louisiana Voucher Program, Where Failure Really Is an Option

On May 19, 2016, Louisiana citizen James Finney submitted a public records request for data concerning student voucher applications submitted by the initial deadline of February 27, 2016, for the 2016-17 school year. 1,478 more words


Game of Broads: Magnet tops Westlake Schools

In an on-going series, I have been looking at the neighborhoods highlighted by Great Public Schools Now (GPSN). GPSN is mostly funded by Eli Broad, and I have asked the question: Who deserves Eli Broads money? 490 more words


Apple Education Services Posts Its Privacy Policy... in Latin

On its website, Apple Education Services offers the following information under the tag, “Who We Are”:

Apple Educational Services is a nonprofit organization focusing on improving the quality of education on in public and private schools.

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The Republic of Turkey Wants the State of Texas to Investigate Gulen Charter Schools.

In October 2015, the Republic of Turkey retained the international law firm, Amsterdam and Partners, to investigate the global activities of Pennsylvania resident, the mysterious Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, whose network of followers happen to operate over 100 US charter schools. 2,467 more words


Caught a bunch of chickens on the hunt for the "holy butte"

Summer in Alaska is synonymous with fishing Р3 months to get the freezer stocked up with some prime halibut!  Halibut is essentially a giant flounder.   683 more words


Fethullah Gulen Should Not Be Operating American Charter Schools.

According to Reuters on July 17, 2016, the mysterious Turkish imam who has been a Pennsylvania resident since 1999, Fethullah Gulen, has said that his followers are not responsible for the failed coup to overthrow the Turkish government and that he would abide by any US decision to extradite him. 1,436 more words


Mississippi's Charter School Funding Challenged in Court

On July 11, 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center backed a lawsuit by several parents (also on behalf of their children) against Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Department of Education, and the Jackson Public School District; the suit challenges the constitutionality of using ad valorem tax money and per-pupil funding to fiscally support charter schools in Mississippi (as per the Charter Schools Act of 2013, or CSA). 655 more words