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Some Schools May Not Open Next Year If There's No State Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 400 school district superintendents are calling on the state to finally pass a budget.

K-12 education was the one area where lawmakers and the governor could agree and they passed a stopgap budget for those schools, but the superintendent for the state’s second largest district says the state stills owes it $25 million. 78 more words


Gov. Abbott Breathes New Life Into Texas Bathroom Bill

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AUSTIN (AP) — For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas’ bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups. 267 more words


Charter schools meet demand for better education

A new labor-backed study charges that California charter schools are opening schools where they aren’t needed, but parents — not special interests or governmental bodies — should be the final judges.

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Mo. House Passes School Transfer Changes

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – The Missouri House has passed a plan to change laws on students transferring from failing schools.

House members voted 138-6 Tuesday to send the bill to the Senate. 165 more words


Hoffman Estates delays vote on annexation deal at routes 59, 72

 Hoffman Estates trustees on Monday voted to continue their discussion of a controversial annexation and development agreement for 145 acres previously disconnected from Barrington Hills until next Monday, April 24. 105 more words

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Teachers' unions despise competition the world over, including in the UK where they oppose charter-like "free schools"

Free schools are state schools that are outside of local authority networks and which are set up by groups such as academy trusts, charities, parents and community groups.

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