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Missouri charter and public school leaders are both happy with legislature's funding compromise
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May 16, 10:04 AM: An original version of the bill would have taken funding from Kansas City and St. Louis Public Schools, but lawmakers found a compromise that education leaders are happy with.
With only 45 current students, Sioux Falls School District likely to discontinue Virtual Academy program
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Mar 31, 7:52 AM: Sioux Falls School District officials say they’re still weighing whether or not to do away with the Virtual Academy they started during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time are alerting parents it’s likely to be discontinued >
Iowa Senate passes private school scholarship bill, putting pressure on the House
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Mar 31, 6:09 AM: The Iowa Senate has passed one of Gov. Kim Reynolds' key education priorities — a bill to give families taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private school expenses — in a move that puts pressure on the House to >
How Bus Driver Shortages & Soaring Costs Spurred Innovations in Getting Indianapolis Students to Class
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Mar 30, 9:37 AM: While driver shortages and rising costs for buses and repairs are issues for schools nationwide, in Indianapolis, these challenges have spurred innovations for both the school district and a nonprofit that supports the charter and >
Students Return to Minneapolis Schools After Historic Three-Week Strike
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Mar 30, 9:21 AM: The deal to end a three-week strike – the first for the 30,000-student district in half a century – features pay raises, caps class sizes and includes layoff protections.
Minneapolis students back in class after teachers strike: 'We've got a lot of learning to do'
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Mar 30, 8:56 AM: Students returning to Lake Harriet Lower Community School on Tuesday were greeted with hugs and high fives, balloons and a "red carpet" made of long rolls of scarlet paper. "Welcome back" banners hung near the door and the school's >
Opinion: A Tony Evers’ Veto on School Choice for All Would Be Morally Wrong
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Mar 30, 6:26 AM: While Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gov. Tony Evers wrote to legislators a decade ago that expanding the Wisconsin Parental Choice program was “morally wrong.” Evers said he reached that conclusion because the program “has >
Lawmakers tweak teacher union law in an attempt to skirt likely free speech violation
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Mar 29, 9:35 AM: Indiana lawmakers are continuing an effort to change how teachers pay union dues through paycheck deductions with a new law. It tweaks previous legislation that a federal judge said likely violated the constitution.
Editorial: How a vague, overly broad state law can hurt South Bend schools
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Mar 28, 8:30 AM: The efforts by a charter school to stop the planned move of the South Bend school district into different office space — taking advantage of a controversial law — could set a precedent in Indiana.
Judge blocks Ohio from withholding $11 million from Columbus City Schools
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Mar 28, 8:28 AM: Columbus City Schools won't have to pay an $11 million fine for failing to bus private school children.
South Bend charter school may block relocation of district offices under state unused buildings law
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Mar 28, 8:22 AM: In January, the South Bend Community School Corporation announced it wanted to sell its downtown headquarters to the city of South Bend and move into the Brown Community Learning Center on the city’s northwest side.
Ann Arbor charter school fighting for survival says management firm made up student count
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Mar 28, 6:44 AM: An Ann Arbor charter school is facing possible closure — and a legal battle involving claims of mismanagement and inflated student counts —  after Eastern Michigan University announced last fall it would not renew the school's >
IPS to spend $15 million on retention bonuses, more flexibility for teachers
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Mar 28, 6:36 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools will spend $14 million in federal emergency funds on cash bonuses to reward staff who stay with the district, officials announced this week.
What to know about Iowa charter schools as two prepare to open this fall
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Mar 28, 6:09 AM: Two new public charter schools are set to open this fall following the Iowa Board of Education giving conditional approval Thursday.
Opinion: Why can’t my tax dollars help my kid?
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Mar 28, 6:01 AM: Until last year, several school districts in Iowa would prevent certain families living in the district from transferring their kids into a different school district. When a law was passed to prohibit that practice, hundreds of >
Opinion: When it comes to school choice, Ohio has Michigan beat
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Mar 28, 5:53 AM: I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. I recognize that’s not a very popular thing to say in Michigan. But beyond the advantages of being a hardcore Buckeye fan, perhaps nothing about being born in Columbus has done more for me than has my >
Court to Hear Challenge to Michigan’s Discriminatory ‘Blaine Amendment’ Today
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Mar 25, 8:43 AM: The United States Federal District Court will hear oral arguments today in a challenge to Michigan’s Blaine amendment, brought by five families across the state and the PACE Foundation, a nonprofit membership organization of >
Minneapolis teachers, district reach deal to end strike
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Mar 25, 8:34 AM: Minneapolis Public Schools posted on its website early Friday that a tentative agreement has been made with union teachers and education specialists.
Commentary: Cleveland charter school uses public dollars to fight union drive
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Mar 25, 8:29 AM: Teachers at Menlo Park Academy come to work every day to shape the minds and inspire the dreams of young Clevelanders. They are in the middle of a union drive at the privately operated, publicly funded charter school, which serves >
New public charter school coming to Hamilton County
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Mar 25, 8:13 AM: Hillsdale College of Michigan has agreed to partner with Valor Classical Academy to establish a tuition-free public charter school in Hamilton County.

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