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Rate of Autism Diagnoses Has Climbed, Study Finds

The likelihood of a child’s being given a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder increased more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Indiana Education Commission Aims For More College Degrees

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants 60 percent of Hoosier adults to have some sort of post-secondary certificate or degree by 2025.  

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How Important is Music Education in Schools?

Millions of children in schools enjoy music each day by singing a song during circle time, learning to play an instrument, or singing a part in a chorus. This month, musicians and music educators celebrate Music in Our Schools Month sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

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La. Education Bills Set to Slide Through Senate

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

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Baltimore, Howard Counties' Superintendent Searches Collide

By the time the Howard County Board of Education made its final decision this week to offer its open superintendent of schools position to Renee Foose, its only other candidate for the position, S. Dallas Dance, had already accepted a similar offer from the Baltimore County Board of Education.

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Conn. Reform Advocates Blame 'Weak' Education Bill On Closed-Door Meetings

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

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Chicago Teachers, District Settle Lawsuit Over Longer School Day Pilot

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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Education Secretary Duncan: Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

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Seattle Schools' Goal: to Create Arts Education for Everyone

Seattle school officials are using a $1 million grant to try to craft a comprehensive, K-12 arts curriculum — something that the district hasn't had in decades, if ever.

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New York City Schools Want to Ban 'Loaded Words' from Tests

Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.

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