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Idaho Near Bottom of List in Education Spending

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

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PA Budget Restores Education, Cuts Social Services

Late Saturday night Governor Tom Corbett fulfilled a promise by signing the 2012-2013 budget into law before the July 1st deadline.

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Texas Group Fears Weakening of School Accountability

A coalition of Texas business leaders announced Wednesday that it would oppose future hikes in education funding if Texas officials weaken standardized testing standards, a step the group contends would hurt the state's efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

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OECD Warns U.S. on Income Inequality

The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.

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Democrats Continue Fight for Education Funding

In the final days of state budget negotiations, state House Democrats aren’t letting up on their push for an increase in public schools funding.

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A Michigan School Board Votes to Sell Trees to Raise Cash

A mid-Michigan school board has voted to sell some large, century-old trees near school offices to help plug a budget hole.

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Smartphones, Tablets to Be Put to Task in Brevard County Schools BYOD Pilot Program

Students will be asked to bring their personal iPads, laptops and smartphones to two Brevard schools this fall that are participating in a pilot “bring your own technology” program.

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Cost of Prekindergarten Special Education Is Soaring in NYC

New York City is paying private contractors more than $1 billion this year to operate a little-known special education program for 3- and 4-year-olds, nearly double the amount it paid six years ago.

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Curtailing a Service That Parents Depend On in NYC

Are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council doing their traditional budget dance?

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Hundreds March in Opposition to Governor’s Education Cuts; Several Arrested

Amid chants of “Hey Corbett, you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers building in downtown Pittsburgh to Governor Tom Corbett’s regional office on Fifth Avenue with signs that read, "Save our Schools."

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