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2015/05/25 16:05
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Under the measure, children who have been denied open enrollment would have the ability to transfer to a qualified private school, Vukmir said, and the Special Needs Scholarship would give parents and...
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2015/05/24 11:39
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Geymann is the polite but persistent leader of the anti-Common Core forces in the Legislature. It all started when his sister, Leslie Truax, a high school history teacher in Lake Charles, called him...
2015/05/24 03:39
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When higher education leaders started gearing up for the legislative session, they had a short list of requests. First and foremost, they wanted to be spared from potentially devastating cuts to...
2015/05/23 18:00
2015/05/23 18:00
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers now have before them a written plan to end former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s overarching education board that aimed to unify the state’s education system and target...
2015/05/23 13:53
2015/05/23 13:53
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott used his January inaugural address to promise "lasting" property tax cuts. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick vowed plummeting oil prices wouldn't derail plans for the...
2015/05/23 13:52
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The 2015 legislative session was not lacking for drama on the issue of education. The General Assembly reviewed 51 bills on K-12 and higher education during the session on rural school reporting...
2015/05/22 14:51
2015/05/22 14:51
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Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker’s special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage. The...
2015/05/22 09:54
2015/05/22 09:54
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Erin Merryn on the Current State of Erin's Law in Alaska ANCHORAGE, AK - Erin Merryn's message to lawmakers is clean, stop playing politics and messing with children's lives. Yesterday the chair of...
2015/05/21 21:28
2015/05/21 21:28
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The state Senate adjourned Gov. Bill Walker’s special session Thursday, immediately calling itself back into its own special session during an Anchorage meeting. Topics included a reintroduced...
2015/05/21 14:51
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JUNEAU — The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools. The...
2015/05/21 08:54
2015/05/21 08:54
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Erin's Law Public Testimony ANCHORAGE, AK - Representative Garen Tarr said "today's Senate Eduction Committee hearing was troubling for many. Several bills were incorporated into a committee...
2015/05/21 07:58
2015/05/21 07:58
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It isn’t clear why the California Chiropractic Association has gone so all-in with the hell-hath-no-fury vaccine resister moms. They may both like alternative health, but vaccines are hardly the...
2015/05/21 07:48
2015/05/21 07:48
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The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum's Summer Camps for Kids begin in June and offer a wide variety of fun, hands-on learning opportunities for children five and older. The June camps feature...
2015/05/21 01:03
2015/05/21 01:03
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ALBANY – While the Buffalo Board of Education expedites its search for a new school superintendent, the push is quickening in Albany to approve legislation to strip the existing board of its powers...
2015/05/21 00:09
2015/05/21 00:09
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Spokane Education Association votes on 'yes' on May 27 walk outSpokane Education Association votes on 'yes' on May 27 walk out SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Education Association has voted to join...
2015/05/20 23:28
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Web extra: Dunleavy responds to Tweet from creator of Erin's Law Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R-Wasilla) was blasted on social media by "Erin's Law" creator Erin Merryn, over...
2015/05/20 21:39
2015/05/20 21:39
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Legislation that is part of a three-bill agreement on Common Core won easy approval Wednesday in the Louisiana Senate 36-1. The measure, Senate Bill 43, next faces action in the state House. The...
2015/05/20 21:28
2015/05/20 21:28
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The creator of a bill aimed at protecting children from sexual assault in all 50 states says she’s angry with lawmakers on the Last Frontier, as a second year of efforts to pass the bill in Alaska...
2015/05/20 18:37
2015/05/20 18:37
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A bill allowing home school students to play public school sports and other activities might finally catch a Hail Mary pass after years of fumbles. The Senate Education...
2015/05/20 06:46
2015/05/20 06:46
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JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn’t agree with legislators moving the special session from Juneau to Anchorage but won’t take steps to block them. Walker said his highest priority...
2015/05/25 16:05
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