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Regaining our Lead in STEM Education

In the immigration reform bill from the Senate, it tried to address the immediate vacancies in STEM jobs by allowing companies to bring in more foreign workers and included a national fund meant to boost STEM education and help produce more workers trained in the high-skill fields so we do not have to rely on foreign workers.

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Montana Investment Will Aid Schools Big and Small

A new law will, in part, provide an additional payment for districts with more than 250 elementary students or more than 800 high school students, and divide oil and gas revenues.

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Every Maine Student Deserves a Great Education

Ignoring a problem has never made it go away. But that’s exactly what some are suggesting Gov. Paul LePage and the Maine Department of Education do after our new A-F grade system was announced last week.

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Before Newtown, How 4 Other Schools Handled Reopening After Tragedy

A panel of 28 Newtown officials voted unanimously for a plan to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary school, the site of one of the worst school massacres in U.S. history, and rebuild a new school in its place.

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Half of Closed Flint Schools in Last Decade Mostly in Black Areas

Nearly half of the more than 20 school closures announced by the Flint School District over the last decade have been in predominantly black neighborhoods on the northwest side of the city, according to an MLive-Flint Journal analysis.

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Texas Advocacy Group Wields Charter-Policy Power

A single education advocacy group, Raise Your Hand, has influence in negotiations over Texas legislation and has won it both respect and exasperation in education circles.

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Ind. Schools Seeing More Success with Tax Hikes

Indiana school districts that won voters' approval last week for the majority of the tax increases they had sought to boost school funding may be becoming more skilled at selling the public on the need for those tax hikes, say experts who've tracked Indiana's school referendums for several years.

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Will Cameras Make Schools Safer in Vermont?

Since 20-year-old Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December, education officials in Vermont and across the nation have taken steps to review and increase security. That's driving a renewed interest in surveillance cameras.

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Baltimore Schools Prep For Massive Renovations

Baltimore public schools are on the verge of a system-wide makeover that officials hope will provide safer learning conditions for students and spark an era of academic achievement.

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D. Rico Munn Appointed as Next Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools

The Aurora Board of Education appointed D. Rico Munn as the next Superintendent of Schools Tuesday. Munn served on the Colorado Board of Education from 2003 to 2007 and was a member of Gov. Bill Ritter’s cabinet from 2007 to 2011.

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