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Lottery Sends $41.5 Million to Idaho Schools

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

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Sally Ride's Legacy Lives in Education Programs

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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Bernanke Champions Early Childhood Education

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

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4 Ohio Districts Now Have Levy on Fall Ballot

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

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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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