May 27, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 27, 2015 5:20pm
May 22, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | May 22, 2015 6:30am
by Terry Cowgill | May 22, 2015 5:30am
Two education initiatives caught my eye recently. The first, a bill that would require the state education commissioner to have significant classroom and school administrative experience, has cleared the House and is headed to the Senate. I’m trying hard to feel reassured but for some reason that’s not happening.
May 21, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | May 21, 2015 8:00am
May 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:52pm
by Robert Rennie McQuilkin and Susan Ballek | May 20, 2015 10:00am
by Robert Cotto Jr. | May 20, 2015 7:59am
When traditional schools pay their bills to educate kids, they usually don’t have much money, if any, remaining. When charter schools pay their bills, they often have money left over to spend. How much? It depends on the school. For a number of charter schools, roughly 10 percent of all of public dollars meant for educating children in these schools go to pay fees for private companies called “charter management organizations.” That’s a problem.
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by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:15am
May 19, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2015 9:45pm
May 18, 2015
by Joe DeLong | May 18, 2015 6:45pm
While other factors have significance, quality of life issues are the most important factors residents and businesses weigh when determining whether to relocate to or remain in a state.
Factors such as quality schools, an educated workforce, safe neighborhoods, reasonable property taxes, and safe and reliable roads and bridges top the list of residents’ and employers’ “must haves.” In addition, all residents believe that laying the foundation for a world-class education, police and fire services, and safe roads are core government services. No government service is placed above them. These are the services towns and cities provide — which is why the state budget and aid to towns and cities is so critical for the future of our state.