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10/7/2013

10/7/2013

Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of the political spectrum.

10/7/2013

During the filming of a high school quiz show at the State House on Friday, a student was asked what he liked about finance.<--break->

10/7/2013

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013

The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.

10/4/2013

Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.

10/4/2013

The Winchester Board of Education superintendent told state education officials that the district’s financial situation has become so bad that schools might have to close in December if things don’t turn around.

10/4/2013

A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

10/4/2013

A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.

10/4/2013

Indiana's State Board of Education declined to change the grades for a handful of schools following a review of changes the former public schools superintendent made last year to the grading formula to benefit a donor's charter school.

10/4/2013

The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013

Advocates for early childhood education, flanked by some of the region’s top law enforcement officials, called for support of early childhood education programs to improve results in school and reduce the number of people in jail.

10/3/2013

Workers at the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) have started confiscating iPads that bypassed the devices' security measures, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tampered iPads could access unauthorized websites and apps, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Pandora.

10/3/2013

Luna’s proposed 6 percent budget increase — the largest since 2008 — is “a reasonable request,” said state Sen. Dean Cameron, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget committee. “I think Tom has done a pretty good job of listening to the task force’s recommendations.”

10/3/2013

Held in a brisk October wind, the third annual Graduation Matters Freshmen Rally drew a lineup of speakers ranging from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of the state Office of Public Instruction, to students, a professor and leaders of Missoula County Public Schools.

10/3/2013

The move by Gainesville City Schools – a small system near Georgia’s Lake Lanier, in the Appalachian foothills – is a direct result of last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members died at the hands of a troubled and heavily armed young man who broke into the school and began shooting.

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