Republicans Want to Talk Education, but Will They Fund It? The GOP's response to President Obama's income-inequity message is to push job-training and education proposals. But first, Republicans in Congress would have to agree to do something more than talk about it. They may even have to cough up some money for it.
Eric Cantor and Bill de Blasio exchange fire over schools Washington Post: Calling school choice the best route out of poverty, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took aim at New York City’s new mayor on Wednesday for his cooler stance toward public charter schools and warned that Republicans may hold congressional hearings on the education policies of Democrat Bill de Blasio’s administration.
What Exactly Do Obama's Zones Have to Do With Education, Anyway? Politics K12: So far, nonprofits in at least three of the five Promise Zones actually already have Promise Neighborhood Implementation grants. And at least one has a "planning" grant. So it's unclear what the new designation will really mean for future competitions.
City Study Tracks Transfers by Charter School Students NYT: Pupils are not more likely to leave charter schools than their counterparts at traditional public schools, but that is not the case for special education students, a study found.
Report: More Special Need Students Leave Charters Than District Schools WNYC: Students who enroll in charter schools for kindergarten are more likely to stay through third grade than students at traditional New York City public schools, according to the Independent Budget Office, with one exception: special education pupils.
Jerry Brown Proposes A New Budget For California NPR: California Gov. Jerry Brown released a budget proposal that calls for a $1.9 billion rainy day fund, cuts to the prison population and some funds restored to the state's higher education system. However, state workers hoping to see more in their pension funds will be disappointed.
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