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A ‘Promising Start for ConnectED,’ Says CoSN’s Krueger

CoSN applauds the FCC for kick-starting President Obama’s education initiative to expand E-Rate and modernize classrooms.

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Obama budget threatens popular STEM education initiatives

The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget lays out a sweeping restructuring intended to consolidate STEM education in the U.S. into three agencies—the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution—and to cut down on the inefficiency of overlapping initiatives.

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Closure of seven Sacramento schools upheld

A federal judge on Monday denied a bid by parents seeking to prevent Sacramento City Unified from closing seven elementary campuses.

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Fourteen Navajo Nation school board members to be removed

Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.

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N.C. Senate panel backs new Wake school construction bill

New legislation that would single out the Wake County Board of Commissioners in taking over school construction from the school board passed a state Senate committee, potentially breaking a stalemate that has held up the change.

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Pennsylvania House approves $45 million more for Philly's schools

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Monday that directs $45 million in additional state aid to Philadelphia's cash-starved schools, but only under certain conditions.

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District judge says two Denver schools don't meet innovation criteria

Denver Public Schools did not adhere to the intent of state law when implementing innovation plans for two campuses in a Northeast neighborhood, a district court judge ruled.

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America’s school leaders visit Capitol Hill

At a time when reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is moving forward, superintendents from across the country met with members of Congress last week on Capitol Hill to discuss pressing issues facing our nation’s schools.

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Signing of bill quickens possible state takeover of Kansas City schools

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that will give the state the chance to begin a possible takeover once the law takes effect Aug. 28.

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Michigan schools chief proposes consolidating services to save districts money

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan outlined a hybrid proposal for countywide school operations to be run by existing intermediate school districts in a report to the chairmen of the House and Senate K-12 education appropriations committees.

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