Change in law expands private school voucher program

Students who receive school-performance-based vouchers in a given year remain eligible in future years, even if their home public school is no longer labeled underperforming. Catholic schools are by far the largest recipient of voucher students locally.

ExploreMarch story: Vouchers among many pieces of new school law

Many supporters of public district schools say taxpayer money shouldn’t go to private schools. They argue that Ohio’s existing voucher funding system disproportionately hurts low-income public schools, making them less able to effectively serve the students who remain.

Many voucher advocates say the state should be championing school choice and supporting the ability of individual families to find the school that works best for them.

The Ohio School Boards Association and the Ohio Education Association teachers union ripped the new voucher bill both on substance, and on the sudden vote that occurred without committee hearings.

“This harmful plan will continue to siphon

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Kentucky Attorney General, Private School Sue Over Order Closing In-Person Classes

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses members of the media at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort earlier this year.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses members of the media at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort earlier this year.

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Louisville, Ky.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a private school in a lawsuit against Gov. Andy Beshear, arguing that a school closure order not only violated state law but also the First Amendment.

Earlier this week, the Democratic governor announced that most public and private K-12 schools must stop in-person classes starting Nov. 23. Middle and high schools will be required to remain in remote instruction until January. Elementary schools may reopen on Dec. 7 if the county they are located in is not in the “red zone.”

The order was issued to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

According to news reports, Cameron and Danville Christian Academy on Friday asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order that would block Beshear’s order

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Program Successful in Increasing Private Donations to Public Universities

A new study suggests that the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) has succeeded in boosting the amount of private donations to public universities, indicating that policymakers can effectively leverage public investment to spur private donations.

The authors of the analysis, published in the American Educational Research Journal, note that further questions warrant study – such as whether the TRIP model increases institutional inequity over time.

Under the 2009 law that created TRIP, seven public “emerging research universities” were made eligible to receive matching funds from the state for gifts or endowment donations received from private sources: the University of Houston, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University and four of the University of Texas branch campuses. Texas State University was added to that list in 2013. TRIP-eligible colleges were selected based on a set of metrics such as the number of doctoral degrees awarded and faculty quality.

Researchers used

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Gov. Beshear orders public, private schools to close classrooms starting Monday | In-depth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered Kentucky’s public and private schools to close classrooms starting Monday as COVID-19 cases continue to soar throughout the state.

Beshear announced the sweeping edict during a news conference Wednesday detailing steps his administration will take to curb the spread of COVID-19. It’s the first time Beshear has ordered, rather than recommended, schools to cease in-person instruction in response to the pandemic.

“If we are going to be able to provide meaningful educational experiences, in-person especially, at the beginning of the next semester, we have to take action now,” he said.

“We will make every effort to make sure that in January we have the opportunity to return to in-person instruction,” Beshear said.

The governor said elementary schools can resume classroom instruction Dec. 7 if their counties drop from “red” and districts adhere to public health guidance. Middle and high schools can

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T&T gov’t bans all Christmas parties in the public sector, urges private sector to do same

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC)— The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday announced a total ban on Christmas parties within the public sector, while also urging the private sector to do the same. The Government also announced a TT$30 million (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) initiative aimed at assisting persons who have lost their jobs, or have fallen on hard times as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh told a news conference here that instructions will be given to the appropriate public sector officials to ensure that government funding for Christmas parties over the coming weeks will not be entertained.

“There is to be no state-sponsored or Christmas party in the public sector,’ Rowley said, acknowledging that the new order would have an effect on the economies of “those who supply the Christmas party, but this is to curb the spread of the

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Program successful in increasing private donations to public universities, study shows

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A new study suggests that the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) has succeeded in boosting the amount of private donations to public universities, indicating that policymakers can effectively leverage public investment to spur private donations.


The authors of the analysis, published in the American Educational Research Journal, note that further questions warrant study—such as whether the TRIP model increases institutional inequity over time.

Under the 2009 law that created TRIP, seven public “emerging research universities” were made eligible to receive matching funds from the state for gifts or endowment donations received from private sources: the University of Houston, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University and four of the University of Texas branch campuses. Texas State University was added to that list in 2013. TRIP-eligible colleges were selected based on a set of metrics such as the number of doctoral degrees awarded and faculty quality.

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Public Trillions in Private Pockets

The Verdict By Olusegun Adeniyi, Email: [email protected]

By Olusegun Adeniyi

In July last year, the federal government established a task force comprised of the EFCC, ICPC, NFIU and the Federal Ministry of Justice to recover N5.7 trillion owed to the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The government also proposed an amendment to the AMCON Act with a view to strengthening its institutional capacity. Although conceived as a stabilizing tool for financial institutions, AMCON has become an enormous burden to the economy. More than N3 trillion of its debt was owed by just 20 debtors, according to AMCON Chairman, Muiz Banire. For the uninitiated, that is public money used to defray bank loans taken by private citizens who refuse to pay back. And the commission has at different times advertised the names of some of these fat cats.

Questions must be raised as to why it was so easy for

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Critics say law limiting private gatherings puts Akron police in more danger

Akron police will join county health employees to enforce a new ban on large or unmasked private gatherings in the next 30 days.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Clay Cozart, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Akron Lodge 7.


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Clay Cozart, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Akron Lodge 7.

Nine of 13 members of Akron City Council approved the new rule Monday, suspending normal parliamentary rules to fast-track and pass the measure the same day it was proposed.

The new civil law carries a $250 fine for homeowners caught with more than six guests or anyone hosting a private gathering with unmasked attendees in the same room or less than 6 feet apart. Officials are supposed to respond to citizen complaints, not go looking for offenders, supporters of the new law said.

But critics of the rule, including four members of council and the city’s police union, say policing what happens inside private homes is an unconstitutional recipe for

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The law is not law if needed to seek a remedy. Private university with public money!

A PRIVATE university in Bandarban spent Tk 1.35 crore of the government’s fund to construct its water supply channel. At a time when villagers were leaving their ancestral neighbourhoods due to water crisis, Bandarban Hill District Council (BHDC) gave the amount to a private university named Bandarban University to establish its own water supply channel.

The university is founded by Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing, Minister for the Ministry of Chattogram Hill Tracts Affairs, and his brother-in-law Kwe Shwe Hla, who is also the chairman of BHDC, according to the university’s website. Although the university claimed to be the country’s first public-private partnership university on its website, the website of University Grants Commission (UGC) listed it as a private university. Dr Fakrul Islam, Director of Private University Division at UGC stated that Bandarban University is a private university which has been registered under the Private University Act, 2010.

The use

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CAE announces a $300 million public offering of common shares and a concurrent $150 million private placement with CDPQ

  • Bought deal for 10,060,000 shares at $29.85 per share with 15% Over-Allotment Option
  • Concurrent Private Placement with CDPQ at $29.85 per share for aggregate $150 million
  • Use of proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding future potential acquisition and growth opportunities

MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE Inc. (“CAE” or the “Corporation”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Scotia Capital Inc. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc., on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Corporation will issue from treasury, and the Underwriters shall purchase on a “bought deal” basis, 10,060,000 common shares (the “Shares”) at a price of $29.85 per Share (the “Offer Price”) for gross proceeds to the Corporation of approximately $300 million (the “Offering”).

In addition, CAE has entered into an agreement under which the Corporation will complete

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