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12/23/2011

12/23/2011

And now, for some good news about education in Minnesota. December has been a good month for the state, with word that three separate streams of federal dollars are flowing into the state to improve our education system.

12/23/2011

With recent statistics indicating that more students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, there’s no end in sight to the ongoing debate over which is more effective in educating our kids: Traditional public or charter schools. A newly released report offers potential talking points for both sides.

12/23/2011

With one hand, Gov. Bob McDonnell touted his plan this week to pump millions more dollars over the next two years into Virginia's K-12 education system. With the other, he proposed cutting millions of dollars that will leave holes in the budgets of school districts across the commonwealth.

12/23/2011

There are times when the New Jersey Department of Education gets it right. The rejection of the Garden State Virtual Charter School’s application was one such golden moment.

12/23/2011

Colorado schools and colleges got an early Christmas gift as state economists revealed that proposed budget cuts can be eliminated because revenues are higher than originally thought.

12/23/2011

Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million U.S. children.

12/23/2011

The Hawaii Department of Education is struggling to make the grade and now the state has been warned it could lose $75 million in federal funding as a result.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

Some of the school districts in Tom Green County bucked the statewide trend and gave raises to superintendents for this school year, while San Angelo ISD and Grape Creek ISD followed the trend and froze their top administrators' salaries.

12/22/2011

Hooks (Texas) Independent School District is one of the first to introduce 3D learning into its curriculum, using systems from XPAND 3D.

12/22/2011

Revolution K12 has launched an updated software platform to better engage students in the learning process and provide teachers with additional support tools to streamline classroom instruction.

12/22/2011

NetTrekker announced today that its flagship product, netTrekker Search, now includes access to digital resources and information aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math.

12/22/2011

With America’s need for more great teachers, particularly science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers, Teach.com provides current and aspiring teachers an easy-to-navigate map outlining the steps to become a teacher, including information on teacher salaries, teacher preparation and certification requirements for all 50 states. 

12/22/2011

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including "intensive interventions" by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones.

12/22/2011

Paul Vallas has built his reputation by taking on enormous jobs. He headed public school systems in Chicago and Philadelphia, two of the top 10 biggest districts in the U.S.

12/22/2011

The final budget deal funding the U.S. Department of Education through Sept. 30 of next year reflects the Obama administration's success in fending off House Republican efforts to scrap programs such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and School Improvement Grants, all administration priorities.

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