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The Legislature's independent budget office estimates that expanding a school voucher program to all Arizona schoolchildren over the next four years could cost more than $24 million, a number that could go much higher. That's because more public school students are likely to take state cash for private schools and children who never went to public schools would qualify, according to the report from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

Posted: February 17, 2017, 12:49 pm

Folks, take a deep breath. That unusual faint sweet aroma in the air is called "freedom."

Posted: February 17, 2017, 8:27 am

The Western Australian education system is failing to meet the needs of some highly disabled children because of inflexibility and a lack of expertise, according to an experienced educator. Stephen Breen, the immediate past-president of the WA Primary Principals Association and a teacher and principal for 42 years, has been joined by disability advocates in criticism of the Education Department's inclusion practices.

Posted: February 17, 2017, 4:03 am

AFTER LISTENING to Gov. Chris Sununu's priorities in the area of education, it is clear to see he cares about our schools and making sure they continue their path toward improved quality outcomes for our young people.

Posted: February 16, 2017, 10:26 pm

Frankly I've got enough stress in my life without inviting thousands of readers to tell me what an idiot I am for having a position with which they disagree. My stated goal when I joined the Write Team this session was to offer an opinion or observation other than the currently fashionable polar opposite positions that must be defended to the death.

Posted: February 15, 2017, 3:56 am

Jean, now 21, says she is attempting to rebuild her life in East Texas, starting with getting her GED and driver's license. Jean, pictured in her mother's home in East Texas, was one of the roughly 12,000 Texas kids in long-term foster care when she ran away and was taken in by a Dallas pimp.

Posted: February 14, 2017, 8:03 am

New Jerusalem Christian Academy 3rd graders Kaniya Brown, 8, left, Ashten Hobson, center, and Kriscian Myers II, both 9, watch from the balcony of the Mississippi governor's office in Jackson as supporters of charter schools, religious schools, and home schooling rallied at the Statehouse for National School Choice Week late last month. As the Trump administration appears poised to make school choice the centerpiece of its education agenda, Republican-led legislatures in Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and elsewhere are rolling out charter school and voucher bills in what could be a more receptive environment.

Posted: February 13, 2017, 2:43 pm

Wingo, advocates defend mom's claim that home schooling caused kids to be taken Buffalo News A Buffalo mother has enlisted the aid of a Common Council member and a parent organization to publicize her claim that she was charged with educational neglect and had her two children taken away because she was home schooling them.

Posted: February 13, 2017, 12:31 pm

Co-op supports home-schooling families Fort Leavenworth Lamp Fort Leavenworth Learning Inspired Through Exploration Home-school Co-op met Feb. 2 at Harrold Youth Center.

Posted: February 11, 2017, 6:55 am

Parents, students and administrators recite the pledge of allegiance during a rally in support of school choice, on Jan. 24 in Austin, Texas. Senate Bill 3 appears to diminish accountability standards for choice schools.

Posted: February 11, 2017, 2:52 am

A Buffalo woman arrested for failing to send her children to school appeared at a news conference Friday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says she's accusing the city school district of failing to provide proper notification that her children were being homeschooled.

Posted: February 10, 2017, 10:35 pm

There's going to be a temptation to want to publicly mock those on the left who have responded to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education by suggesting they could pull their kids out of the public school system as a form of boycott. There have been some social media responses to that effect, and of course media outlets are jumping on them , aware of the sort of hypocrisy baked in.

Posted: February 10, 2017, 8:25 pm

The gymnasium at the Joint Base Andrews Youth Center is used by students enrolled in physical education classes with the Andrews Home Educators organization. The Youth Center, which hosts other AHE classes in their facility, offers the students class spaces such as learning rooms, computer labs and a dance studio.

Posted: February 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

NBC News reports anger over Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Secretary of Education has some parents threatening to fight back by home schooling their kids.

Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:09 pm

The Vacaville Planning Commission voted 5-0 to grant a conditional use permit to the Vacaville Unified School District so they may move this independent study program into a building at 1949 Peabody Road in the Alamo Peabody Shopping Center. Commission chair Shannon Nadasdy and commissioner Brett Johnson did not attend the meeting.

Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:18 am

After CNN refused to put counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway on the air Sunday, citing concerns about her credibility, Conway returned to the network on Tuesday. Her interview with Jake Tapper was an instant classic, highlighted by a lengthy debate about media coverage.

Posted: February 8, 2017, 4:32 pm

The newly confirmed U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, will take office during a tumultuous time in American education. As a school-choice advocate, she is well-positioned to put her stamp on the expansion of charter schools and other effective-but often controversial-education reforms.

Posted: February 8, 2017, 2:15 pm

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