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NC Pre-Kindergarten just Part of Early Education Spending

The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of state taxpayer-funded pre-kindergarten classes.

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Restored Education Funds Fail to Make Up for Earlier Cutbacks

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

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Oklahoma Education Department Spent $2.3 million through Slush Fund, Audit Claims

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

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Building an Ed Tech Dream Team

If you could put together a staff to make the most of educational technology in your district, what would it look like?
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Surplus Calls into Question Leadership at Douglas County Schools

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

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Conn. Gov. to Spend $56 M on Schools

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to spend $56.4 million in two initiatives that will boost the number of alternative schools and separately transform 25 of the lowest achieving schools in the next two years.

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Loss of FLAP Funding Halts Foreign Language Assessments

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut FLAP grant's final year of funding.

The Case for Integrated AV

Michael Peveler, of AMX, has been part of the A/V industry and the transition toward a networking type technology over the course of 13 years.

Refocusing Tax Dollars to Enhance Education

A concerted effort by two or three large states could spark a paradigm shift away from antiquated legislation.