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Connecticut Education Plan Debate

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

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News Corp.’s Klein Calls U.S. Education Very Grave Security Risk

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

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Opinion: Education Bill Gives Parents Political Power

The Florida Senate will have an opportunity to vote on Senate Bill 1718, the Parent Empowerment Act.

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Oregon Board of Education Inches Toward Ban of Native American Mascots

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.

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Three Low-performing Memphis Schools Being Taken Over by State

The head of Tennessee’s Achievement School District said Monday it will take over three low-performing schools in the Memphis community of Frayser.

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Education Reformer: Robert J. Marzano

Marzano says it starts with students and teachers in classrooms.

A Crystal Ball for Student Achievement

Predictive Analysis is taking hold in some districts--and getting results.
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Bossier (La.) Schools Have Military Child Education Coalition

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), returns to Bossier this week to discuss plans for a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) in the Bossier Parish School System.

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With Ed Law Waived, 'Focus is No Longer on Test'

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

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Rochester (N.Y.) District Eyes Longer Day for Students

For some of students at the city’s Integrated Arts and Technology High School, learning starts well before the school bell beckons them to the classroom.

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