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Education goals won’t be reached without money

Somehow, it always seems to surprise conservative Utah political leaders when the costs of education are added up. The term "free public education" doesn’t mean the government’s job in providing all Americans with the basic knowledge they need to succeed in society can be done without a substantial investment of tax revenue.

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Missouri ed commissioner too helpful to foes of teacher tenure

As Missouri education commissioner, Nicastro gets to figure out how to make sure kids in the Kansas City Public Schools and other struggling districts get a quality education without wreaking havoc with the state’s messed-up transfer policy. She is also overseeing the state's Common Core roll-out. So why help a group that wants to gut teacher tenure in Missouri?

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2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

The editors of District Administration magazine are proud to present the 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 1,800 unique nominations sent by K12 leaders who detailed the products’ positive impacts on their schools.

At Rhode Island's urban schools, graduation rates are rising

High school graduation rates in Rhode Island’s poorest cities improved at more than twice the rate of the rest of the state during the last five years, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

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'It feels like education malpractice': New York City public schools

What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school.

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More funds for schools expected in Utah governor's budget

Gov. Gary Herbert is promising no new taxes, no new debt and an increase in spending per-pupil when he unveils a $13 billion-plus state budget proposal early next month.

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Sioux Fall School Board votes on daily Pledge in schools

For the first time in decades, Sioux Falls School District high school students will be asked to say the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

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Dallas County Schools spent millions on safety equipment other districts received for nothing

Cameras mounted to the stop-arms of school buses have worked well in other cities to keep kids safe, but an investigation discovered Dallas County Schools spent more than $17 million in bond money to buy stop-arm cameras and on-board security cameras when they could have received some of the equipment for free.

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Let's say 'enough is enough' to lousy schools

While the educational prospects for poor children have improved in the 50 years, our country continues to needlessly lose the talents of millions of children because of a failing, entrenched public education system.

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Louisiana recommends charter extensions, renewals for 25 schools

Fourteen New Orleans and Baton Rouge charter schools are getting contract renewals of three to 10 years. In addition, 11 New Orleans charters that opened in 2009 could get one-year extensions.

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