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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Nexus 2
In the Midwestern United States, one charter school’s approach to blended learning was ambitious right from the start. The first five Nexus Academy schools - three in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo) and two in Michigan (Lansing and Grand Rapids) all launched on the same day: September 4, 20 ...
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In southeast Denver, Colorado, one young public charter school is using blended learning to serve at-risk elementary school children – and it is generating some impressive results.Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) is spearheaded by founder and CEO James Cryan, a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Watervill ...
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Maine Prosperity Event – From Longley to LePage: An Insider’s Take on Maine’s Budget Process (Portland)
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Technology has become a vital part of American life. Combined with the Internet, innovative new technologies bring the information of the world into the palm of our hands. Kids of all ages use iPhones, iPads, Facebook, Email, Wikipedia and myriad other Web-based platforms every single day. Now imagi ...
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Confronting the Critics: Myths and Facts about Charter Schools in Maine
Read the full report | This was supposed to have been the year that Maine finally enacted legislation authorizing public charter schools. In Washington, the Obama Administration strongly supports public charter schools, with the president himself calling on states to lift any restrictions on the n ...
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A Floor or a Ceiling? A Brief History of the Essential Programs and Services Model
Read the full report | In January of this year, Maine’s State Planning Office released its annual “LD1 Progress Report,” which found that Maine’s school districts had demonstrated a high level of “divergence” from the expenditure targets set by LD 1. Eighty-eight percent of the school d ...
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A 55 Percent State Share of K12 Spending? We’re already there
Read the full report | In 2004, Maine voters approved a citizen-initiated referendum calling on the state to fund “55 percent of the cost of public education.” The following spring, the legislature enacted LD 1, which put a process in place whereby the state would “ramp up” to a 55 percent ...
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District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch
Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice, opportunities for families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consoli ...
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Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice
Read the full report | Before adjourning its recent session, the state legislature approved a much-needed and long-awaited bill to fix some of the technical and other issues with the controversial school district reorganization law passed last year. With that done, reorganization planning committees ...
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