But some have noticed the shift. "I'm happy to see it," said Anthony Carnevale, a Georgetown University professor whose research
Vouchers To Grow In Ohio? In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich's (R) budget plan would reduce funding gaps between wealthy and poor public school districts and also create a new voucher program, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The new vouchers would give about $4,250 a year toward private-school tuition to any kindergartener whose family is making less than 200 percent of the poverty line. The next year, Kasich would expand the program to include first graders. While an existing scholarship plan currently does something similar for 15,702 students, a full 1.8 million students would qualify for the new plan's income requirements The budget plan includes a 6 percent overall school funding increase the following year, and then 3.2 percent more the next year.
Scott Walker-Style Merit Pay? Speaking at a Friday convention, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he wants the state to begin a program that would pay partially teachers in accordance with their ratings, reports the Badger Herald. "One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to put additional resources into public education over the next two years in this budget in a variety of different ways is in part ... put money behind performance," Walker said. "How can we provide an incentive bonus?"
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In one of the most recent, high profile cases against religious symbols in schools, federal courts ordered Rhode Island's
PBS's John Tulenko took a trip to Ohio to see how the schools are faring under the new program. Carson Elementary School
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"It was just crazy," Hoover junior Justin Small told WKYC. "I don't know, I could never picture a teacher writing that." Eastman's
The building, constructed in 1945, has served several roles including housing the local high school and a junior high school