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Washington Governor Proposes New Fuel Tax For Education

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing a new wholesale vehicle fuel tax to help cover the costs of getting kids to school.

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School Board Votes to Stick with Race to the Top

The Howard County Board of Education narrowly defeated a motion Tuesday, Dec. 18, to withdraw from the federal Race to the Top program that the system signed on to in 2010.

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Arizona Group Eyes Allowing Guns in Schools

A group that advocates for pro-gun, state legislation said Wednesday guns should be allowed in Arizona public schools to provide protection against shootings such as the one in Connecticut.

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Obama Taps Biden for Post-Newtown Action Plan

President Obama has tasked Vice President Joe Biden with coordinating the administration’s response to the deadly massacre in Newtown, Conn., last week.

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Editor's Note

Next week, the DA Daily will be on holiday hiatus. Publication will resume on Jan. 2. Happy holidays to all!

Minneapolis Public Schools May Change Academic Standards for Extracurricular Activities

The Minneapolis school board is considering changing academic standards for students who want to participate in extracurricular activities.

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Rockwood (Ore.) Schools, Portland Parks Partnering to Build Community Gardens

Two Centennial School District schools are partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation to bring community gardens to Rockwood, a high-poverty neighborhood whose residents have limited access to fresh food.

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New Orleans, St. Tammany (La.) Top-Gaining Schools Honored by State Education Superintendent

When you're not yet 10, $8,453 is a lot of money. The elementary school students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood oohed and aahed Tuesday as State Superintendent of Education John White awarded that sum to each of 26 New Orleans "Top Gains" schools that made significant improvements in student performance last year, for a grand total of $219,800. And in Covington later that day, White gave $230,000 to the 27 Top Gains schools in St. Tammany.

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Arts as Antidote for Academic Ills

Stationed in front of one of his large self-portraits, the artist Chuck Close raised his customized wheelchair to balance on two wheels, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.

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Coalition Proposes Alternative Solutions for Philly Schools

The solution for avoiding school closings and continued, painful budget cuts in the Philadelphia School District?

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