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Unions Say State Schools Would Benefit From Jobs Bill

A week after the Senate knocked down President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, leaders from the West Virginia Federation of Teachers and the West Virginia AFL-CIO touted the education benefits of the president's plan Monday, saying it would repair run-down schools, hire more educators and funnel resources to West Virginia's neediest children.

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Harkin's NCLB Bill No Longer Mandates Teacher Evaluations

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) shifted a major teacher evaluation requirement out of his rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- known as No Child Left Behind -- over the weekend, shifting the dynamics of the debate over the bill's passage.

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Alabama Immigration Law: Court Blocks State From Checking Undocumented Student Status

Armando Cardenas says he has thought about leaving Alabama because of the possibility of being arrested as an illegal immigrant and the hostility he feels from residents.

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Farm Fresh or Fries: How Much Is Good Nutrition Worth?

Washington faces reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act this fall.

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