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Wyoming Department of Education Seeks Waiver of Federal Progress Requirements

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

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Education Tax Credits a Good Idea, but at What Cost?

Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills. Similarly, it appears state lawmakers believe that the money earmarked for tax-credit programs don't really count, either.

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Opinion: Education a Test of Wills in Chicago

The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District to Receive Anti-Bullying Funds

The Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District will receive $4,283 to assist with addressing the state’s anti-bullying law.

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U.S. Department of Education Says Ga. Could Lose Race to the Top Funding Over Proposed Changes

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

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Summer is Education's Weak Link

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

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Experts Can't Explain Drop in Texas' Special Education Numbers

Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas.

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Special Education Change Is Pushed in New York State

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

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Idaho Near Bottom of List in Education Spending

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

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PA Budget Restores Education, Cuts Social Services

Late Saturday night Governor Tom Corbett fulfilled a promise by signing the 2012-2013 budget into law before the July 1st deadline.

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