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Democrats Push for Charter School Program Funding

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In CO, Attack on Great Teachers for All Avoided for 2014 Legislative Session

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Jennifer Walmer | 720.224.1909 | JWalmer@dfer.org
Devin Boyle | 202.445.0416 | Devin@dfer.org

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Attack on Great Teachers for All Avoided for 2014 Legislative Session

In a telling move, Rep. Joseph Salazar backed out of a transparent discussion on his bill HB1268 that would have mandated the return of forced placement of teachers. After sharing misinformation and suggesting that DPS was operating against their own self-interest by dismissing good teachers, he moved to postpone the bill indefinitely, effectively killing the legislation for the 2014 session.

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Bill de Blasio Trounces Eric Cantor in the Biggest March Madness Upset Yet

In January, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor threatened to hold hearings if newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to stymie public charter schools. As it turns out, Bill de Blasio has arguably done more to help public charters in three months than Cantor has done the entire 13 years he’s been in Congress. Only three Republicans - none of whom was Eric Cantor - joined the 20 Democrats who signed a letter to House Appropriators last week in support of what would be the first Charter School Program funding increase in five years.The upending of conventional wisdom that Democrats are politically constrained from promoting school reform and that Republicans are the ones pushing for big change goes beyond the de Blasio/Cantor match-up.

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Be honest, whose bracket isn't busted yet?

By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications, and Stephanie Doctrow, Communications Coordinator and Web Editor

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American Students at Middle of Pack When It Comes to Problem Solving

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