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Safety dance

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | WARNING LABELS FOR UNSAFE schools are the subject of controversy after states categorized only 54 schools nationwide as "dangerous." The No Child Left Behind…

Report Card

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | Debate over the D.C. voucher bill, which currently hangs in the balance in the U.S. Senate after passing the House, reveals opponents' line of attack on…

Creditworthy

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | CAN A STATE ALLOW TAXPAYERS to direct their tax dollars to scholarship programs instead of to the state? The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that raises…

Voucher victory

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | THE CLOCK HAD RUN OUT IN THE House vote on District of Columbia student vouchers, but a wavering vote tally left the outcome unclear. In the gallery above, a…

Technical difficulties

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | The no Child left Behind (NCLB) legislation presented conservatives with plenty not to like, but one set of changes received their hearty endorsement:

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | "Virtual" universities will have greater opportunity to compete in the higher-education marketplace under a bill introduced this month by U.S. Rep. Tom Cole…

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | The Kindergarten Cop and other candidates in California's gubernatorial recall race were quizzed last week by the California Teachers Association (CTA) as the…

Union un-dues

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | Forbes magazine's Peter Brimelow has called teachers unions "the worm in the apple." It takes an early bird to get the better of that worm; teachers who want…

The educated everyman

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | The American population today has acquired more formal education than ever before, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The…

Gutsy move

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | It takes guts to place oneself in the limelight of public scrutiny," said Education Secretary Rod Paige last month in praise of six urban school districts'

HoNDA civics

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | What is a school? That's a question legislators have had to ask as home education grows at a rate of up to 15 percent a year. Educating at home is now legal…

Report card

By Jennifer Marshall
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National | Despite bipartisan support from local leaders in the nation's capital, a parental-choice proposal for the District of Columbia is running an obstacle course…

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