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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Blended Learning: Nexus Academy of Indianapolis (Case Study 3)

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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Blended Learning: Rocky Mountain Prep (Case Study 2)

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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UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

UPDATE: 16 Reorganization Plans and the Threat to School Choice

Read the full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center has previously reported, opportunities for Maine families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consolidation effort. For generations, families living in communities without a hi ...
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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

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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Beyond School District Reorganization: A Vision for Education Reform

Beyond School District Reorganization: A Vision for Education Reform

Read the full report | Just before the December 1st deadline for Maine’s school units to submit their district reorganization plans, the Maine Department of Education released a long-awaited proposal to amend the embattled consolidation law, claiming at the time that the suggested changes would ...
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New York’s BOCES System: A Model for Maine?

New York’s BOCES System: A Model for Maine?

Read the full report | Under the provisions of the school district reorganization law passed last spring, school and community leaders had until December 1 of this year to develop proposals to merge the state’s school administrative units, with the hope of saving millions of taxpayer dollars. As t ...
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Is Bigger that Much Better? School District Size, High School Completion, and Post-Secondary Enrollment Rates in Maine
Read the full report | If recent news stories from across Maine are any indication, opposition to the state-mandated school district consolidation effort is growing. Communities are finding that instead of saving money, consolidation may result in massive cost increases. Questions regarding the owne ...
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Saving Our Small Schools: Is Privatization an Option?

Saving Our Small Schools: Is Privatization an Option?

Read the full report | Maine’s small schools are in danger. Though legislators deliberating Governor Baldacci’s school system consolidation proposal could have found other ways to generate administrative savings within and among Maine schools, they instead voted to force existing school units t ...
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