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Opinion: Should N.C. Raise Sales Tax to Help Education? No

Last week, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue proposed an increase in the state sales tax, taking more than $800 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians. She tries to sell the plan as a tool for education funding, but she fails to offer any meaningful strategy ensuring the money will be spent wisely.

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Superintendents Discuss Jindal Education Reform Plan

Superintendents representing school districts from across the state met in Jennings to exchange thoughts on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education plan and to prepare for a bigger meeting in February.

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Walker Says Education Bill Based on Task Forces is Nearing

Before a crowd of hundreds of school district officials and school board members in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker announced that recommendations from a variety of state education task forces will soon be solidified in formal legislation.

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Dark Days for California's Education Budget

Governor Brown hopes to convince Californians to tax themselves to support schools.

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Kansas Democrats Offer School Finance Plan

Kansas Democrats said that they want to spend some of the state's expected revenue surplus to restore funding to Kansas public schools that has been cut in recent years.

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McDonnell Announces Education Agenda

Joined by Virginia public school students, teachers, superintendents and parents, Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled his 2012 legislative and budget actions that support his administration’s ongoing “Opportunity to Learn” K-12 education agenda.

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New Study Finds Inequities in State Education Funding Formulas

New state-by-state school finance formula database may offer solutions to fractured systems.
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Charter schools: The Debate Continues

With recent statistics indicating that more students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, there’s no end in sight to the ongoing debate over which is more effective in educating our kids: Traditional public or charter schools. A newly released report offers potential talking points for both sides.

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Opinion: Virtual School Rejection was the Right Decision

There are times when the New Jersey Department of Education gets it right. The rejection of the Garden State Virtual Charter School’s application was one such golden moment.

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New School Funding Plan for Kansas Draws Skeptics

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

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