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New Education Reform Plans from Lawmakers Differ from Branstad's

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

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Why U.S. Secretary of Education Says 'RESPECT Project' Focused on Teachers is Needed?

The U.S. Department of Education recently rolled out its proposal for the RESPECT Project(Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching).

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More Than 2,000 Call for Education Reform at Annual Indianapolis Rally

Education reform advocates joined more than 2,000 students and parents, as well as Governor Mitch Daniels and state legislators, in calling for expanded educational options at yesterday's "Ed Reform Rocks Rally" at the State Capitol.

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5 Ways to Save America’s Education System

Of all the factors that go into sustaining a vibrant culture, a thriving economy and a conscientious electorate perhaps none is more important than having a solid education system.

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Classrooms of the Future: New Digital Textbooks and Other Mobile Technology

Interactive textbooks for the iPad and other digital instructional materials from Pearson are taking center stage days after the U.S. Department of Education announced a move toward digital textbooks and other mobile learning technology for classrooms of the future.

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School District: 'Test Security is a Serious Issue'

The Green Bay School District sent a letter Thursday to families of students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, noting teachers will continue to provide quality education while the school is under investigation for breaking security while administering standardized tests.

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Mass. Education Chief Recommends 4 Charter Schools

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending the state education board approve four new charter schools in Boston, Holyoke, Lowell and Springfield.

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School Districts Report Thousands of Indiana Students not Immunized Against Measles

The Hamilton County Health Department, responding to the measles outbreak in the county just north of Indianapolis, offered immunizations at his headquarters for students and staff from Noblesville schools.

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Illinois Announces $623 Million for School Districts Statewide

Governor Pat Quinn officially announced Thursday that school districts statewide will receive a total of $623 million from Illinois Jobs Now! funding to construct new buildings or expand or update existing ones.

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The Next Race to the Top? Arne Duncan Outlines Vision for Teacher Reform

The Obama administration is focused on teaching again – but this time it’s hoping to reform the entire profession itself.

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