Politics & Education - Page 3

  • Unions must adapt after Supreme Court ruling

    (Calif.) The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a major hit next year to the ability of public employee unions like the California Teachers Association to raise money, but that doesn’t mean unions will become obsolete, according to policy experts.

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  • Districts lack community outreach authorizing charters

    (Calif.) Loopholes in state law allow school districts to authorize new charter schools outside district boundaries without any show of support from the community where the school will operate, according to a new state audit.

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  • Expanded voucher program poses threat to LEAs

    (Wis.) Some of this state’s smallest and most rural school districts are likely to be burdened with the growing cost of an expanded voucher program approved by Wisconsin lawmakers in 2015, according to new research.

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  • Brown signs bill relaxing reserve fund limits

    (Calif.) Among the hundred signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week, one will ease restrictions capping how much a district can save in their reserve budgets–a win for many schools which deemed the cap too limiting.

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  • State Oks $19m for new charter school

    (Calif.) Rocketship Education, one of the nation’s leading charter operating groups, won approval last week to issue $19 million in bonds to help pay for building a new campus in the East Bay.

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