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Who Might Be Romney’s Education Secretary?

So who might Mitt Romney pick as his education secretary should he win the November presidential election?

Here’s a list of some of the probable candidates, based on the people that Romney chose to be on his Education Policy Advisory Group, or that his campaign has used as “surrogates” to speak on education, or that are beloved by Republicans as important education reformers. In the latter category would be people such as Michelle Rhee and former Florida governor Jeb Bush and even Joel Klein.

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"Won't Back Down" Highlights Democratic Split Over Education Reform

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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Chicago: School Strikes Around the Corner?

A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teacher strike goes ahead.

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iPad Overtakes PC in Education Market Share

Market data in the June quarter showed with certainty for the first time ever that Apple's iPad is replacing sales of traditional PCs to schools and students, according to one analysis.

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Education Is on the Obama Agenda

The Democratic Party released its 2012 platform late Monday night, and, like the administration’s policy over the past four years, it focuses on higher education through two prisms: federal financial aid and the need to increase the proportion of Americans with college degrees.

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Online Ed Platform Desire2Learn Raises $80 Million

Desire2Learn, a Canadian online education startup that offers an increasingly popular cloud learning platform for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, just announced that it has raised a $80 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures. The company, which is based in RIM’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, says that it plans to use this investment to bolster its customer service and cloud infrastructure, support global growth and to accelerate the development of its platform.

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Rural School Districts Cope With Lunchroom Changes

It is common knowledge that the fresher the food, the more expensive the cost. When new federal guidelines required schools to increase the servings of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, many wondered how they will pay for it.

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Green Bay School District Working to Offer K-12 College Prep Courses

The Green Bay School District hopes to become the second in Wisconsin to offer the college-prep International Baccalaureate program from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Chicago Teachers Strike: Families, District Prepare For Walkout

Elfega Cazares isn't taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in the city's Pilsen neighborhood, she knows her children stand to lose the most if teachers walk off the job next Monday.

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'Food Hubs' Connect School Districts With Farmers

The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get much of the produce it served to students from national distributors who shipped fruits and vegetables from outside California.

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