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Pa. Teachers Union Demands Higher Taxes to Fund Schools

Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union wants lawmakers to increase public-school funding through charging more fees for gas drilling and by imposing new taxes.

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High School Seniors Should Be in Classes all Day

Recent articles and editorials touched on some of the relationship between school hours and suspension rates and teenagers' biological clocks and the benefits of keeping kids in school. But they omitted any discussion of how high school students should be spending their afternoons.

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Jindal Says Education Overhaul is a 'Moral Imperative'

Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the first legislative session of his second term Monday afternoon, telling a newly elected Legislature that his effort to remake primary and secondary education in Louisiana is a moral issue.

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Arts Education Needs to be Protected

In the 1840s, Horace Mann, the great champion of public education, insisted that each and every Boston child – not just the wealthy or the talented – should learn how to draw.  Today, Boston is renewing this promise by reestablishing high quality arts education for all students as a core part of excellent schools.

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School District Mergers Save Little, Carry Big Political Risks

With barely 100 students, this patch of eastern Williamson County makes up a tiny piece of the "crazy-quilt pattern of small school districts" that, according to the Texas Supreme Court, blankets the state.

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Texas District Surveys Teachers, Kids to Improve Learning

Are teachers aware of their students' outside interests? Nearly 92 percent of Northwest (Texas) School District teachers think so. Only 28 percent of students agree, according to a survey both groups took last fall.

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Washoe County School District to Address a Potential $80 Million Shortfall

Washoe County School Superintendent Heath Morrison is proposing bigger classes for high school students and using the last of several reserve funds to deal with a $40 million shortfall for the 2012-13 school year.

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Principals Seek Parent Input as They Build School Budgets

One of the most important tasks for every Las Cruces (N.M.) Public School principal is building an annual budget for his or her school.

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R.I. Education Commissioner: Too Many Grads Not Ready for College

Deborah Gist, Education Commissioner of Rhode Island said the many of Rhode Island high school students are not ready for college and she is working on ways to change that.

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Pa. Gov Asks Panel to Assess Future of Higher Ed

As he asked a high-powered panel to help him chart the future of higher education in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday avoided any mention of the deep spending cuts he has advocated for the 18 state-supported universities in each of his first two years in office.

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