Here is a list of more than 300 Maryland private schools that are receiving textbooks, computers and other materials that are being paid for by Maryland state public funds. I wrote a post, which you can read here, about the Maryland NonPublic Student Textbook Program, which, since 2001, has provided several million dollars in public funds for textbooks, computers and other resources that are purchased by the state Education Department and then given on loan to qualified private schools.
Today teachers, students, parents, researchers and other activists are starting the second annual "Occupy the DOE" event on the grounds of the U.S. Education Department to protest corporate-based school reform.
A lawsuit challenging the District’s plan to close 15 city schools, filed by activists in local court last week, will now be heard in federal court.
The transfer comes at the request of lawyers for the D.C. government, who asked Tuesday that the case be removed from D.C. Superior Court to U.S. District Court, according to court records. Such a move is allowable in cases alleging violation of federal law.Read full article >>