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                  Liberty Planet The longest ever government shutdown and a raging debate over the wall didn’t do much harm to President Donald ...

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Learning From Lincoln

Ed Feulner / @EdFeulner / The Daily Signal It was, in large measure, President Abraham Lincoln's deep understanding of the Constitution that enabled him ...

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Unearthed Letter From George Washington Praises God for Ratification of Constitution

Too cool! By John Salvatore/flagandcross After spending decades in a private collection, a resurfaced letter written by America’s first president praises God ...

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William Barr Is Our New Attorney General. Here Are 4 Things He Should Focus on Right Away

Hans von Spakovsky / @HvonSpakovsky / Cully Stimson / @cullystimson / The Daily Signal Attorney General William Barr says he intends to ensure that the Justice Department ...

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McCabe admits his treason!

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“Onward Together”: Inside Hillary’s Latest Political Tax Scandal

 COREY LYNN — Freedom Outpost Most people are aware that “Onward Together” is a political organization to raise funds for the Democratic party, ...

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REPORT: Indisputable Proof Obama Admin, FBI, & Hillary Colluded to Protect Her Campaign

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Report: It Looks Like the Government Failed to Act on Hillary Money-Laundering

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Senate Intel Committee Clears Trump of Russian Collusion

                Conservative Zone After two years, more than 200 interviews, 300,000 pages of documents and more than $30 million spent on the ...

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Why Johnny Still Can't Read

Because of shortcomings in how teachers are educated, children are failing to learn essential skills. By Martin Cothran                                                    @fee.org In 1955, prompted ...

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Wolf Misleads About Education “Cuts”

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By Nathan Benefield at the Commonwealth Foundation

On Christmas Eve, Gov. Tom Wolf posted a blog attacking Republicans and the “extremist” budget now sitting on his desk—which passed the Senate on a bipartisan 33-17 vote. Wolf claims it “cuts” funding for public schools, while the “framework” budget presents an increase for public schools.

It is difficult to understand, much less justify, Gov. Wolf’s shoddy claims.

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Undercover video on Common Core

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Undercover Common Core Vid: Exec Says "I hate kids…it’s all about the money" www.youtube.com In this shocking explosive video of this new series about Common Core, a senior Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive says she hates kids and the textboo…

What Parents Need to Know About Congress’s Latest Education Law

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By: Joy Pullman at Conservative Review

Polls show most Americans have heard of No Child Left Behind, but federal lawmakers have given us a replacement acronym now that President Obama has signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces it. While stuffed with airy promises, the reams of press releases politicians issued after passing the bill include few hard details about what this new law will actually do to schools and families.

That’s probably because not only did the bill clock in at a whopping 1,061 pages, but House leaders brought ESSA up for a vote just two days after congressional negotiators released it. That means lawmakers had no choice but to rely on secondhand information about the bill

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Discussion with Lynn Donches, former East Penn School Board Director

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Lynn Donches served on the East Penn School Board from December 0f 2011 through November 2015. The Commentator requested that she share her perspective on her experience.

Lynn stated that her goals upon entering office were to promote transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility while maintaining a high standard of education for the students, and to encourage more public participation.

Lynn initiated more discussions and more questions being asked with positive results. An example is a reduction in bond management fees stemming from her question asking if it was possible to reduce the fees (12/8/14 minutes). As a result, the fees were reduced by 15% (2/23/15 minutes), which in turn saved thousands of dollars. We thank you Lynn for asking that important question,

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West Virginia lawmakers seek more education standard changes

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December 13, 2015/ LVC note–West Virginia contemplates moves to alter Common Core Standards?

From the Associated Press, Inter Mountain.com and the Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislative leaders want the West Virginia Board of Education to consider additional changes to the state’s K-12 math and English language arts standards

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Common Core out: Arizona education board votes to repeal controversial standards

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By KTAR.com | From KTAR News/ Martha Maurer and the Associated Press contributed to this article

PHOENX – The Arizona State Board of Education in a 6-2 decision voted to repeal the Common Core State Standards Monday morning.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas brought the motion to the board to reverse the 2010 adoption of the standards.

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Here’s why union bosses hate California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs

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By at Watchdog.org

Why are union bosses bashing California teacher Rebecca Friedrichs and the other plaintiffs in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case?

In a word: money. In three words: heaps of money.

Public employee unions nationwide stand to lose tens of millions of dollars if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Friedrichs and stops CTA from taking mandatory fees from non-members.

CTA is a state chapter of the National Education Association, America’s largest labor union. NEA took mandatory fees from 94,080 non-members in 2015; annual fees for full-time teachers were $183.

Even if mandatory “agency fee payers” paid an average of just $100, NEA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters

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Penn GSE Study Finds Significant Differences Between Common Core Standards and States Curricula

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820 at Penn News

PHILADELPHIA — The states face major changes as they prepare to bring the recently adopted Common Core Standards into their schools, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Through analysis of data compiled by the Council of Chief State School Officers, Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter worked with three doctoral students to compare the Common Core curriculum with current state standards and assessments. Established in 2010 by state governors and school officials, the Common Core aims to provide clear educational expectations for K-12 students, and the new standards have been adopted by nearly all of the 50 states.

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