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Gov. Scott Supports Debit Cards for Fla. Teachers

Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants all his teachers to get state-funded debit cards they can use to purchase school supplies that many now pay for with their own money.

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Maine School Insurance Data Lawsuit Dropped

The Maine Education Association has dropped its lawsuit targeting a law requiring insurers, health maintenance organizations and other medical service organizations to provide information concerning a school unit’s insurance claims history.

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Calif.: Parents Considering Legal Action Over School Yoga

A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.

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New Education Speaker Series to Begin in Piedmont

A yearlong speaker series is about to get under way at the Piedmont Adult School and will focus on a variety of topics dealing with education. The pilot program is a joint venture between the adult school and the Associated Parent Club of Piedmont and will feature lectures by experts in the arena of K-12 education on topics ranging from reading motivation to youth sports.

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints New Deputy Secretary of Education

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three appointments Thursday, including a new deputy secretary of education who formerly worked as the deputy mayor of education in Washington, D.C.

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Judge Says Texas Schools Can Use Biblical Verses in Football Banners

A judge stopped an East Texas school district on Thursday from barring cheerleaders from quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games, acknowledging their argument that is appears to violate their free speech rights.

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Texas Judge to Rule on Use of Bible Verses at High School Football Game

A group of teenage cheerleaders is expecting to hear Thursday from a Texas district judge whether they will be allowed to continue displaying Bible verses at high school football games.

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Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Defeat Charter School Measure

Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.

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ALAS Summit on Hispanic Education, October 10-13, Miami, Fla.

From global competition and school funding to accountability and leadership, the waves of change impacting education are affecting us all. We can either be drowned by those waves or we can learn to surf; and what better place to start than here and now in Miami, at ALAS, among some of education's most talented and dynamic leaders.

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ALAS Summit on Hispanic Education, October 10-13, Miami, Fla.

From global competition and school funding to accountability and leadership, the waves of change impacting education are affecting us all. We can either be drowned by those waves or we can learn to surf; and what better place to start than here and now in Miami, at ALAS, among some of education's most talented and dynamic leaders.

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