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Conn. Education Reform: Lawmakers Pass ‘Meaningful’ Bill

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

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Taylor Swift Gives $4M to Country Hall of Fame Expansion

Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she’s donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.

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Education Trumps Immigration Among Top-Tier Issues for Latino Voters, New Poll Finds

Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO).

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CPS Plans 60 More Charters in 5 Years

Chicago Public Schools plans to create 60 more charter schools over five years, which would increase the share of privately run charters to about a quarter of all schools in the district.

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‘Chronically Absent’ Students Skew School Data, Study Finds, Citing Parents’ Role

Up to 15 percent of American children are chronically absent from school, missing at least one day in 10 and doing long-term harm to their academic progress, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

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Two Houston Charter Schools Face State Probe

In case you missed the story in the Chronicle Sunday, we reported that the Texas Education Agency is reviewing two Houston charter schools, Varnett and Rhodes, where nepotism and conflicts of interest are commonplace.

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School District Solar Program in California Beats Goals

A Chevron representative believes Milpitas Unified School District has been a shining light for the one in three school districts within Santa Clara County now committed to or deploying solar power.

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Opinion by Rahm Emanuel: Building Better City Schools in Chicago

During my campaign for mayor, people would often ask me why I wanted the job.

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Dallas ISD Restructuring Leadership Staff

He has not officially taken the reins just yet, but incoming Dallas Independent School District superintendent Mike Miles is making big changes — starting at the top.

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Report: School Boards Play Important Role, Face Challenges

While well-known officials such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may get a lot of national press, smaller, sometimes overlooked groups also have a huge impact on American education.

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