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Education, Community Outreach Converge at Library

For Bob Carson, professor of geology and environmental studies at Whitman College, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a chance to teach and learn from witnessing an active volcano in the backyard of his own state. Carson shared that knowledge Wednesday at the Walla Walla Public Library, where the children's section became a virtual classroom.

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Special Education Expert to Speak Nov. 19

Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.

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Educators Can Enter "Go Green" Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $5,000

Research shows that "green" schools can reduce the $6 to $8 billion spent annually on energy by as much as 25 percent, according to the Center for Green Schools.

Education on Texas Lawmakers' Agenda for January

Texas Republicans will go into the 2013 legislative session with much of the same agenda as last year: Tackle government spending, tighten immigration laws and discourage abortion.

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Music Education Group to Remain in City Through 2023

Music for All, an Indianapolis-based music-education not-for-profit with nationwide reach, announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the city to keep its headquarters, staff and events in Indianapolis through 2023.

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Will Education in Indiana Return to the Backwaters?

In another column, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is credited for “taking Indiana from the backwaters of education reform in America to the forefront.” Voters apparently didn't agree.

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Locals React to Education Election Results

Now that voters have overturned all three Students Come First laws, educators are left with a lot of unanswered questions. Voters voiced strong opposition to Propositions 1, 2 and 3 during Tuesday’s election.

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Midland Park Education Foundation Donates $40K

Interwrite Boards installed in 24 school classrooms are the latest gift of the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The interactive boards were installed during the summer recess as part of the foundation's ongoing effort to support new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities.

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Pence: Education Reforms Will Stay

Indianapolis Governor-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday he will push forward with education reforms including private school vouchers and merit pay programs for teachers.

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California Passes Proposition 30

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

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