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The Reconnecting McDowell Initiative

A community in economic and educational decline is boosted by a unique public-private partnership.
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Joplin (Mo.) School District Bond Issue Passes

The largest bond issue in Joplin’s history unofficially has passed by less than 1 percent, allowing the Joplin School District to afford to rebuild schools that were destroyed in the May 22 tornado.

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Opinion: The Education Crisis — Success Requires Partnership Between Parents, Administrators, Teachers and Students

The complex issues in education require an understanding of all sides when it comes to being a success in our education ventures.

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Opinion: Education Bill Gives Parents Political Power

The Florida Senate will have an opportunity to vote on Senate Bill 1718, the Parent Empowerment Act.

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Duncan Unveils New Education Program in Orlando

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

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Fundraisers Fuel the New Tech Network Schools

Communities, not schools, fund the New Tech Network.
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Washington State Superintendent to Ask for $7.2 Million More

Superintendent of Danbury (Wash.) Schools Sal Pascarella has proposed a "work in progress" spending plan for 2012-13 of $122.1 million, which is $7.2 million or 6.33 percent more than current spending.

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Opinion: Should N.C. Raise Sales Tax to Help Education? No

Last week, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue proposed an increase in the state sales tax, taking more than $800 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians. She tries to sell the plan as a tool for education funding, but she fails to offer any meaningful strategy ensuring the money will be spent wisely.

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Are You an Old School or a Bold School?

The time is now for some serious reinvention for schools.
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NJ Pays $40,000 to Newspaper for Withholding Public Education Information

For the New Jersey State Department of Education, the cost of withholding public information from the public has a steep price tag: $40,290.80.

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