Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Nuclear watchdog says Iran following deal terms

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/31/18, 11:29 am

International regulators declared Iran in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal in a confidential report released to UN member states Thursday. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has remained within key limitations of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal in May. The remaining signatories—Germany, Britain, France, Russia, and China—continue to work to keep the agreement in place.

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Institute for Justice

As Maine goes, so goes the nation?

Education | Suit challenging religious bias in state school choice program could clear legal hurdles across the country
by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/29/18, 05:35 pm

Orrington, Maine, a picturesque town of 3,600 people just outside Bangor, looks like the ideal place to raise a family. Because it’s so small, Orrington has just one school. After students finish the eighth grade, they have to go somewhere else for high school.

And the town picks up the tab. There’s just one catch. Parents can’t use the vouchers at religious schools.

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Not so crazy anymore

Education | New survey shows growing support for school choice initiatives
by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/22/18, 03:48 pm

The drumbeat of opposition to school choice, relentless since President Donald Trump took office, hasn’t worn down Americans’ support for education alternatives.

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