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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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Khan Academy: The Future of Education?

Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face.

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On a N.C. School Board, Civilians Outrank the Generals

When Wake schools superintendent Tony Tata was hired, I thought to myself, "It won't work."

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'Tebow Bill' Dies in Va. Senate Ed Panel

Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school.

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As Vote on Idado Ed Laws Nears, Sides Contemplate What Repeal Would Look Like

A list of proposed changes to Idaho's new education reforms has triggered a frequent question: What happens if the laws are repealed in November?

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Stimulus Gone, Pa. Schools in Bind

Federal stimulus money warped Pennsylvania's education budget both upward and downward during the last three years, and the state's 500 school districts and 12.6 million taxpayers are beginning to see the consequences.

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