Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Tax credits and school choice: A win-win duo?

Education | Republicans in Washington want to boost school choice, but some conservatives are wary
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/06/19, 02:55 pm

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos introduced a bold plan last week to offer $5 billion annually in tax credits that would expand school choice. Accompanying legislation sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., aims to give parents more choices for their children’s education without diverting funds from public schools.

“What’s missing in education today is at the core of what makes America truly great: freedom,” DeVos said. “Kids should be free to learn where and how it works for them.”

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A ‘finger-in-the-eye’ strike

Education | West Virginia teachers unions may have won a battle against the state legislature, but critics argue it is parents and students who are losing the war
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/27/19, 03:50 pm

West Virginia teachers unions celebrated a dubious win last week, returning educators and students to their classrooms after a two-day strike that temporarily shuttered 54 of the 55 public school districts in the state.

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Covington Catholic in the clear

Education | Independent report exonerates students accused of racism
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/20/19, 03:35 pm

An independent report released last week appears to clear Covington Catholic High School students of any wrongdoing in a widely publicized confrontation with a Native American protester after last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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