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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Nexus

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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RockyMountainPrep

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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carpediem
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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Maine’s School Budget Validation Process Saves Tax Dollars

Maine’s School Budget Validation Process Saves Tax Dollars

Read the full report | Today, Maine’s Legislature will begin debate on LD 1739, "An Act To Remove the Requirement that the Annual Budget of a Regional School Unit Must Be Approved at a Budget Validation Referendum." This bill, sponsored by seven Republican state legislators and two Democrats, wou ...
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Setting the Record Straight on TABOR and Education in Colorado

Setting the Record Straight on TABOR and Education in Colorado

Read the full report | To hear the opponents of the Question 4 Taxpayer Bill of Rights tell it, Colorado’s TABOR provision, passed by voters in 1992, has done untold damage to Colorado schools.. However, the data shows that, if anything, Colorado schools have improved under TABOR, sometimes dramat ...
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A Brief Guide to Question 4

A Brief Guide to Question 4

A Brief Guide to Question 4 (TABOR) on the November 2009 Ballot What is the wording of Question 4 to go before voters on November 3, 2009? • “Do you want to change the existing formulas that limit state and local government spending and require voter approval by referendum for spen ...
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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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The School Budget Validation Process: Empowering Voters, Achieving Savings

The School Budget Validation Process: Empowering Voters, Achieving Savings

Read the full report | As Legislators look to rework the troubled school district reorganization law, one of the components of the law which has become the subject of some debate is the so-called “budget validation process.” This procedure, which requires voter referendums for the approval of sc ...
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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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