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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art in Florida Schools

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

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Obama Presses Congress on Education, Orders New Head Start Rules

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

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Educators Oppose Evaluation System

Hundreds of Long Island (N.Y.) public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and criticizing new standards for evaluating educators.

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New Grades on Charter Schools

The two most common criticisms about charter schools are that A) many of them aren’t that good and B) the good ones can’t be replicated to serve enough kids to really make a difference.

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U.S. Education Secretary: RI has “Chance to get Better Faster”

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

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Iowa Students Make Few Gains in Test Scores

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

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N.J. Education Chief Urges Civility on School Changes

Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools.

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Education Board OKs New Pre-Kindergarten Standards

The Florida Board of Education has approved more rigorous learning standards for students in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

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Maine Seeks Early Education Grant

Maine is requesting a $32.2 million federal grant to improve the quality of and access to early childhood learning and development programs.

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Nebraska Department of Education Releases State of Schools Report

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

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