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Iowa House Passes Education Reform Package

The Iowa House passe- a sweeping education reform package on a largely party-line vote late Wednesday morning that requires more student testing, calls for the expansion of charters schools and keeps a controversial third grade retention program in place.

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U.S. Education Department Awards New Jersey $14.5M for Charter Schools

New Jersey has been awarded a $14.5 million federal grant to help launch new charter schools, grow existing successful charters and share ideas between the schools and local districts, state officials announced Tuesday.

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Arne Duncan: American Education Includes a "Laptop on Every Desk"

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to get the federal government more involved in schools.

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Education Reformer Rhee Likes Gov. Branstad's Proposals

Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee called Gov. Terry Branstad’s school improvement plan for Iowa “a step in the right direction” during a Monday meeting with Des Moines Register reporters and editors.

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Ariz. School Districts Hope to Boost Teacher, Staff Salaries

East Valley school districts are hoping the financial picture brightens enough to boost money for teachers and staff next school year.

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Some Districts Cancel Classes so Teachers Can Lobby at Capitol

With Gov. Bobby Jindal's public education overhaul package getting its first hearings in the Legislature this week, some school districts are canceling classes so that teachers can go rally at the State Capitol.

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Apple Pushes Into Education With Cheaper iPad

Apple's is reducing the price of the iPad 2 with the release of the new iPad, boosting the company's educational initiatives by making tablets more affordable for schools.

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Should Districts Be Allowed to Demand Middle-Schooler's Facebook Password?

A 12-year-old Minnesota girl was reduced to tears while school officials and a police officer rummaged through her private Facebook postings after forcing her to surrender her password, an ACLU lawsuit alleges.

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New Jersey School Repair Projects Still Lagging

The damaged stone veneer at the entrance of Camden's Lanning Square School at Fetters is enough of a hazard that repairing it is among 76 projects designated a high priority Monday by the state Schools Development Authority.

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Change the Game in North Chicago

In November 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education took virtual control of one of the worst school districts in the state, North Chicago School District 187.

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