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Voters Can Choose a Forward Path on Education Reform

Washington state’s education system must change in big ways — and it will, partly by stick and potentially by choice.

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Texas School Finance Reform Will Require Margins Tax Reform

The state of Texas is headed back to court this month for the latest round in a never-ending battle over public school finance. This time hundreds of public school districts, some charter schools, and a group of parents are challenging the state's method of funding our schools, alleging it is inadequate and inequitable.

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Louisiana Voters Consider School-Board-Member Term Limits

Like most of Louisiana, Rapides Parish voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to limit school board members to three terms.

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Charter School Rejection May Result in Hiring Freeze in Nashville

Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.

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Futuristic Rocketship Schools Redefine Teaching

So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.

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North Carolina Registers Underaged High Schoolers to Vote

A unique North Carolina law requires county elections officials to hold voter registration drives on high school campuses each year – even before students are of legal age to vote.

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San Antonio Mayor Says Education Is Key for Latinos

Only about 13% of Hispanic 25- to 29-year-olds complete at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 39% for whites in the same age group and 53% for Asians, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Thirteen Oakland (Calif.) Schools to Lose Teachers, Report Says

This year, 14 teachers are being moved to other schools, a process known as "consolidation," because fewer students enrolled in a particular school than the district expected, the Oakland school district has reported.

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Florida Reverts to 'Separate but Equal' Education

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Department of Education has decided to assess public school student achievement based on an individual student’s race and/or ethnicity.

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Education Savings Accounts: “The Way of the Future”

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.

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