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2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

2/16/2012

Last year, Indiana made history by passing landmark education legislation. Now, education supporters said they want to keep heading in the right direction and Wednesday’s "Ed Reform Rocks: Demand Great Schools Rally” is how to do so.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

Kids ages 4 and up can dig deeply into the topics that pique their curiosity – from the planets to penguins – with a new multi-platform non-fiction series from Scholastic.

2/15/2012

DimensionU announced that its DimensionU Learning System has been recently honored with three prestigious awards from District Administration, eSchool News and EdTech Digest.

2/15/2012

New Media (Ohio) Middle School announced the successful launch of the school’s innovative curriculum featuring Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.

2/15/2012

Cheryl Williams, executive director of the Learning First Alliance, has been appointed to represent K12 education on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) Commission.

2/15/2012

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

2/15/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/15/2012

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

2/15/2012

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

2/15/2012

Winston-Salem Forsyth County (N.C) Schools has outsourced its entire summer school program to a private education company. But, would outsourcing all public education be a good idea?

2/15/2012

With his embattled nominee for education commissioner again facing delays in confirmation, Gov. Chris Christie threw his support behind Christopher Cerf’s assertion that he has changed his residence, even as Cerf’s own words continue to add haze to his claims.

2/15/2012

A proposed bill in the Utah House of Representatives could strip students of vital information regarding sex education and contraceptives, according to some Summit County teachers.

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

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