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- Top Stories on IVN Follow the Money Act Draws Criticism by Alex Gauthier Announced last month by Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Diane Lapp, distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University — along with researchers Thomas DeVere Wolsey, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey — surveyed elementary, middle, and high school teachers about the effectiveness of using graphic novels in the classroom…
In reaction to the scandal that the U.S. Justice Department seized the phone records of Associated Press journalists, a small bipartisan group of legislators is attempting to rein in some of the excesses of the Executive Branch.
By Carl Wicklander | 05/21/2013
The California Department of Education is prioritizing Gov. Brown’s local control funding formula (LCFF) proposal over the possibility of obtaining a No Child Left Behind waiver.
By Michael Higham | 05/21/2013
Announced last month by Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the Follow the Money Act was received with much acclaim from citizens and nonpartisan organizations.
By Alex Gauthier | 05/21/2013
A bill recently filed in California aims to close a loophole in state law that allows health insurers to give a financial kickback to pharmacists every time they decide to give customers cheaper, poorer quality drugs
With a deadline approaching in the Illinois concealed carry debate, legislation was introduced in the State Senate late last week. However, each side in the gun debate continues to show signs of intransigence.
By Carl Wicklander | 05/20/2013
On Friday, members of the Texas Legislature agreed to a deal on the Texas State Budget that includes more money for public schools in exchange for $1 billion in tax cuts and fee rebates. The agreement comes after a tumultuous round of negotiations that was nearly derailed Wednesday
By Eric Robinson | 05/20/2013