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Ala. House Passes Education Budget

The Alabama House has passed an education budget $141 million short of what is being spent this fiscal year, though lawmakers found another $10 million to add to the Senate-passed version.

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Ga. Charter School Parents Claim State Board of Education Was Misled

But the state responds that it had all the information requested from and offered by Fulton Science Academy Middle School.

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Oklahoma Education Funding Cut from Smaller Pie

Oklahoma's Department of Education has the same problem as other state agencies, according to an analyst: The state budget is smaller than it used to be.

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Iowa’s Education Reform: What Will it Mean to You?

The typical school day won’t be much different next year from the way it was this year for most of Iowa’s K-12 students and their families, despite the education reform package passed by the Legislature last week.

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State Board of Education Race Could Have Lasting Influence

A Central Texas Republican primary contest for the State Board of Education is shaping up to become one of the races that could define the board for years to come.

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Third-Graders Asked to Reveal Secret on New Jersey Standardized Test

New Jersey education officials say they will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep.

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School Lunch Prices Set to Rise In Missouri District

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools likely will rise again next school year.

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Alabama Lawmakers Let Charter School Proposal Die

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

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Ohio Senate Approves Changes to Ed Reforms Despite Gov's Objections

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

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Tenn. Parent Report Cards are Novel Way to Boost Support

Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of arm-twisting: Asking parents to grade themselves on report cards.

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