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Colorado Voters Decide: Hike Income, Sales Taxes for Education?

In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes.

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Barry Manilow Gives $300K to Joplin High School Music Program

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

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Colorado Faces Nation's Only Statewide Tax Vote to Raise Taxes for Education

The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy.

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Cash-Strapped Indiana Districts Eye Bus Service Cuts

School districts across Indiana could find themselves risking parental wrath by getting out of the transportation business as they struggle with shrinking revenues and property tax caps.

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North Penn School District Sees Energy Savings

A push in the North Penn School District to trim energy costs is already reducing expenditures.

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New Wisconsin Charter School District is Brave New World

Senate Bill 22 is expected to pass both houses of the state legislature, and if it does, education in Wisconsin could change in profound ways that surpass the aftermath of the budget repair bill. The bill passed the Joint Committee on Finance on Oct. 26, and was previously passed by the education committees of both the Senate and the Assembly.

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La Cañada (Calif.) School District May Sell Naming Rights

UCLA has its Pauley Pavilion, and USC boasts the Keck School of Medicine. Now, La Cañada Unified School District buildings and athletic venues may also bear the names of their most generous patrons as school officials get creative with fundraising.

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Perspectives Charter School Awarded Federal Grant for 'A Disciplined Life' Program

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country.

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Miami-Dade School District Close to Major Advertising Program

Miami-Dade County Public Schools could roll out a major advertising program in schools and facilities in 2012-13 or sooner, bringing millions in new revenue to the cash-strapped district.

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How San Diego Schools Pushed Themselves to the Precipice of Insolvency

This summer, San Diego Unified School District trustees were asked to make a difficult decision.

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