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  • When a Wildlife Rehab Center Regulates Charter Schools: Inside the Wild World of Charter Regulation
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    by Marian Wang
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    Nestled in the woods of central Minnesota, near a large lake, is a nature sanctuary called the Audubon Center of the North Woods. The nonprofit rehabilitates birds. It hosts retreats and conferences. It’s home to a North American porcupine named Spike as well as several birds of prey, frogs, and snakes used to educate the center’s visitors.
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    It’s also Minnesota’s largest regulator of charter schools, overseeing 32 of them.
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    Charter schools are taxpayer-funded, privately run schools freed from many of the rules that apply to traditional public schools. What’s less widely understood is that there are few hard-and-fast rules for how the regulators charged with overseeing charter schools are supposed to do the job. Many are making it up as they go along.

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  • REPORT: EGYPT: Egypt’s Coptic Christians are politically divided

    REPORT: EGYPT: Egypt’s Coptic Christians are politically divided 0 Egypt’s Christian community have often bared the brunt of political and sectarian tensions following the 2011 revolution. Christians in Egypt are said to number at least 10 million. But even taking a census of this number is seen as politically divisive. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, [...]

  • REPORT: NIGERIA: Nigeria election campaign marred by violence

    REPORT: NIGERIA: Nigeria election campaign marred by violence 0 Thursday is the final day of campaigning before presidential elections in Nigeria on Saturday. The National Human Rights Commission has recorded sixty deaths related to pre-election violence since campaigning began in November. Last month two people were killed by gunmen and explosives detonated at an opposition [...]

  • FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN : Germanwings A320 crashed deliberately, investigators

    FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN : Germanwings A320 crashed deliberately, investigators 0 The Germanwings A320 was deliberately crashed said the French chief of the investigation though he added that "at this moment there is no indication this crash is an act of terrorism." Grieving families of the victims Reuters/Albert Gea Standard Source: Source

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  • REPORT: LEBANON: Lebanon bears the brunt of the Syrian refugee crisis

    REPORT: LEBANON: Lebanon bears the brunt of the Syrian refugee crisis 0 Today marks the fourth anniversary of violent protests in Syria that sparked the civil war between supporters of president Bashar al-Assad and those trying to overthrow his regime. After years of bloody fighting, any hope of peace seems as distant as ever, reports [...]

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