Capitalists for Preschool

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.

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AASA Members Detail Impact of Sequester Cuts on Nation’s Schools

School superintendents across the nation are bracing for the deep cuts of sequestration, the federal policy consequence for continued Congressional inaction. In a report released today by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), hundreds of districts across the nation provided details describing what the cuts would look like in their district, reporting jobs cut, programs eliminated, and other negative impacts.

Nearly 400 responses from 42 states paint a dreary picture as it relates to the nation’s public schools and the sequester.

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NY High School Raises $489K with Marathon Dance

The 710 students from South Glens Falls High School danced for more than a day: Conga lines, "Gangnam Style," giddy-ups, hand jives and the "Harlem Shake." Then, flushed and weary, the teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference.

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Northern New York School Eligible for Technology Funds

The Dansville (N.Y.) Central School, southeast of Buffalo, is eligible for nearly $32,000 in grant money to purchase new technology and software to improve their readiness for computer-based testing and a technology-rich learning environment, according to the state Education Department. The funding is part of a $225 million settlement agreement reached between Microsoft and New York State consumers, of which schools will get $87 million.

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What Would Sequestration Mean for K12?

Budget cuts may have a large impact on federally funded education programs.

Bill Would Allow N.C. Schools to Use Lottery Money for Technology

School districts would be able to use lottery funds to buy technology devices and wire schools under a bill that cleared the House Education Committee Tuesday.

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How Oregon Can Restore Strong Schools

As legislators convene in Salem, they're taking the first steps toward achieving Oregon's bold education goal.

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Port Chester District Looking for Slice of New York's $87M Technology Pie

Port Chester (N.Y.) schools are hoping to capture a piece of an $87 million pot of money that is available to New York schools serving low-income students to purchase new technology and software.

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Fund(rais)ing Calif.'s Private Elementary Schools

Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets.

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Syracuse (N.Y.) Superintendent Speaks Out Against State Funds Competition

Sharon Contreras today spoke out against a portion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school aid plan that requires districts to submit grants for funding.

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