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Former NYC Chancellor to Begin Tech Venture

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor hired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to oversee its fledgling education technology division, now has a brand name of his own.

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Education Dept Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’

The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.

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Is Your District Prepared for Sequestration?

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.

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Mass. Education Secretary Paul Reville to Promote Literacy

Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville will be touring the state to push the importance of literacy for children.

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Chicago Board of Education Postpones Vote on Budget Until Teacher Contract Pact

The Chicago school board has postponed voting on the district’s $5.73 billion budget for next school year until an agreement is reached on a new teachers’ contract, said CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll. The vote was to have been on Wednesday.

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Hawaii Education Experiment Gets Uneven Outcome

In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.

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Private Schools in Louisiana Voucher Program Facing Tougher Guidelines

Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.

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News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12.

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Backers of Calif. Parent Trigger Law Score Victory in Court

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.

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Manatee (Fla.) School District Bans Energy Drinks

First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.

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