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Teachers Self-Fund New Private School in Minn.

A group of laid-off teachers are turning lemons into lemonade and opening a private school funded from their own pockets.

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Recession's Impact on Education

The Center for the Next Generation and Parents magazine recently surveyed over 2,100 parents across the country about how the recession and ensuing slow economic recovery has impacted parenthood — from family planning to education choices.

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Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.

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Alaska School Choice: Should State Money Be Used to Fund Private Schools?

Summer is only months away and the school year is winding down, but talk of education funding in Alaska is just gearing up.

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Critics Dominate Hearing on Indiana School Grading Changes

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

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Should N.J. Pay Private School Tuition for Low-income Students Enrolled in Failing Schools?

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

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Do Charter Schools Have a Place in Suburban N.J. School Districts?

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Department of Education rejected a large number of charter schools proposed for successful suburban school districts, approving only four of 55 applications statewide. However, in 2011 there have been 27 charter school approvals.

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Trouble in Paradise

Hawaii’s district takes back restructuring effort from private ed firms.