S.C. Senate Panel Advances Private School Bill

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel's 3-2 vote against it.

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Genting Cools Interest in Buying Miami-Dade School District Property

The cash-strapped Miami-Dade School District has several options to consider from developers interested in buying its prime downtown real estate, but interest has cooled from its biggest suitor -- the Genting Group.

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Alabama Senate Approves Education Budget

The Alabama Senate passed a $5.5 billion education budget, but not before making some changes to distribution of funds to two-year colleges and saying it expects more changes to be made in the state House.

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Tech Funding in the 2013 Proposed Budget Remains Integrated

Technology marketplace will be more efficient in addressing various school and student needs in the coming school year, says Cator.

How Will LEAD Impact Digital Learning?

While both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education have released separate plans regarding the use of technology in education, the National Broadband Plan and the National Education Technology Plan respectively, the two entities have teamed up to create a new commission to comprehensively transition U.S. schools into the digital era.

Proposed Alabama School Budget Contains Cuts

An Alabama Senate committee approved an education budget that reduces funding for public schools and universities, cuts teaching jobs and enlarges class sizes for the 2012-2013 school year.

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SIG Grants—What Happens When the Money Dries Up?

The $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants will run out by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

FCC and the U.S. DOE Team Up to Invigorate Digital Learning

The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission will create an outline for schools for how they can implement technology and find funding.

Mich. Education Authority Seeks Grants to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, the Education Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

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