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Washington House GOP Puts Education First in its Spending Plan

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

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Vt. Senate Panel Urged to Expand School Choice

A committee of the Vermont Senate heard from parents and educators who want to expand the limited school choice now available in the state.

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Climate Change Debate Brewing in American Classrooms

There’s a new battle brewing in America’s classrooms, and while it doesn’t have the religious implications of the evolution vs. creationism debate, it has prompted several state legislatures and local school boards to get involved.

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Alabama Considers Adding Charter Schools to Its Education Mix

The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School is almost always among the nations highest-ranking schools.

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Utah Education Leaders Propose Plan for NCLB Waiver

Utah education leaders plan to ask the feds to waive many No Child Left Behind requirements for the state in exchange for new school achievement programs and rules regarding teacher evaluations, according to a proposal the State Office of Education released Thursday.

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Guest Commentary: Education Will Rule 2012 Colo. Agenda

A plethora of educational issues will dominate the Colorado political landscape in 2012. Most of them will produce conflict due to competition for limited resources and, in particular, participants with dramatically different educational philosophies.

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Utah Lawmakers Look to Improve Education

Democratic state lawmakers are entering this year's legislative session with a package of bills they say will raise Utah from the bottom of national public education rankings.

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Wyoming Department of Education Prepares for Second Defense of Budget

Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.

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Stopping the Bully: Schools Ramping up Education for Staff

New York state is calling on schools to get tough against bullying and, judging from local school districts, the call is being heeded.

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Will Washington State's Education Innovation Include Charter Schools?

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

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