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W.Va. School Board Votes to Fire State Superintendent

The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.

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Utah District Sued Over Restricted Access to Lesbian Book

A Utah parent has sued her school district in federal court challenging the constitutionality of restrictions imposed on student access to a library book about a lesbian couple raising a family.

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Charter School Financial Performance Exceeds Expectations

The tax-exempt bond market's first in-depth evaluation of charter school credit quality details stronger-than-expected financial performance, especially among rated borrowers, and challenges market perceptions about charter school financial risk.

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High School Dropouts Worsened by Lack of Support

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey of 513 adults aged 19 to 35.

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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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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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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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