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Iowa Senate Passed Education Reform; Hurdles Ahead

The Iowa Senate passed its version of education reform, a significant step in what is becoming a legislative melee to find agreement between the governor and both parties in the final weeks before lawmakers go home.

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Department of Education Funds Four-Year Research Evaluation of Mathematics Online Tutoring System

SRI International, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the University of Maine have received a $3.5 million award from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of an online tutoring system for mathematics homework.

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School Vouchers Prompt Court Fights in US

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

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Report Details Latino Education Gap Nationwide

Just 16% of California Latinos have college degrees compared with 39% of all California adults, an education gap for Latinos that is reflected widely across the country, according to data compiled by a nonprofit research and advocacy group.

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La. Lawmaker Pushes School Plan

While Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education-reform plan awaits his signature to become law, a local legislator has submitted his own package of ideas for improving Louisiana’s schools.

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Innovation in Virginia's K12 Education

One of the most important components of economic development is making sure that we have a well-educated, qualified workforce to fill the new jobs coming to and being created in Virginia.

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N.D. District Sees Rise of Autism

Anthony Kuznia was just like any nine-year-old. He was a little unsure of strangers, introducing himself and disclosing his age to a reporter only at the prompting of his grandmother, Janet Luettjohann.

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Will an Oakland District Initiative Slow Teacher Turnover or Make it Worse?

Ask students at McClymonds High School about their teachers and you'll likely hear this: They work hard, but they don't stay long.

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Farm-to-School Programs Now in 14 Georgia Districts

What began as a pilot program in Hall and two other Georgia school districts to get more more locally grown produce on school menus has now expanded to include 14 school systems in the state.

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Texas School District Lives On, But So Do Its Struggles

In the eight years that Vivek Agarwal has taught science at North Forest Independent School District’s lone high school, he has watched six principals and four superintendents come and go.

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