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Opinion: Triggering the End of Public Education

 The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

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Wyoming Education Reform Bill Clears Legislature

It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.

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Utah Legislature Passes Bill Requiring 'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education -- Or None at All

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

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Secretary of Education Sits Down With Rick Perry

In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Round Two in the Louisiana Science Education Wars

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

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Lawmakers Consider Early Graduation Policies

Offering incentives to high school students to complete their courses early is an idea popping up around the country.

Tucson Grapples With Ethnic Studies Ban

Tucson Unified School District under fire for ethnic studies courses.
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More Changes Possible with South Dakota Education Bill

The latest attempt at changing the K-12 education system in South Dakota passed through the House a week ago, but the state Senate may still offer some changes to the proposal that would enact merit pay and eliminate teacher tenure.

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Idaho Education Association Continues Campaign Against Students Come First Laws

Educators and their supporters gathered around the state to voice their continuing displeasure with Idaho Superintendent Tom Luna's Students Come First laws. But, Monday's demonstrations were more about moving forward than looking to the past.

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New Education Reform Plans from Lawmakers Differ from Branstad's

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

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