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Board Votes to Switch New Hartford NY Library to School District

The New Hartford (N.Y.) Library Board of Trustees took its first step Tuesday night toward a plan that would sever ties with the town. The board voted in favor of a resolution to change from a municipal public library to a school district library.

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Mich. Education Committee Considers Cap on Charter Schools

The Michigan House Education Committee was scheduled to meet twice this week to consider Senate Bill 618, which would lift the state’s cap on the number of charter schools.

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Proposed Charter Schools Seek OK

In just a short nine months, Pamela Blizzard envisions a new place of learning nestled in the heart of Research Triangle Park – a place with a “porous wall” to encourage partnerships with surrounding companies and that packs students’ minds with more than four years of education during the four years of high school.

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Education Groups Stand for Children

Portland, Oregon based Stand for Children Leadership Center (Stand) and New York City-based Education Equality Project (EEP) announce that they have permanently joined forces and are integrating their work to improve public schools and close the pervasive achievement gap that exists in too many American communities.

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Reimagining the College Town

The Red Hook (N.Y.) Central School District has been quietly leveraging the possibilities of the college town.
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Occupy Wall Street Protests Outside Department of Education

On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of the New York City Department of Education in lower Manhattan to "occupy the DOE."

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Colorado Voters Reject Tax Hikes for Education

Colorado voters roundly rejected a ballot proposal to temporarily raise state income and sales taxes to help boost public education, a defeat political analysts said was no surprise given the weak economy.

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Michigan Businesses Urged to Invest in Early Childhood Ed

Organizers of a recent forum charged Battle Creek's businesses with investing in early childhood education for the benefit of the children, the community and the businesses themselves.

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Survey Finds Most Parents Support Longer Chicago School Day

A parent-advocacy group whose members have criticized Chicago Public Schools’ efforts to offer financial incentives for a lengthened school day found that most respondents to its online survey support a longer day.

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Should Districts Require Student-Owned Devices?

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