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Proposed Alabama School Budget Contains Cuts

An Alabama Senate committee approved an education budget that reduces funding for public schools and universities, cuts teaching jobs and enlarges class sizes for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Education Innovation Heats Up in the Desert

The ASU Skysong Education Innovation Summit has become the can’t-miss education innovation event of the year in just the three years since it was founded.

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Malloy's Education Consultant Arouses Union Fears

For months, Leeds Global Partners, a New York-based firm specializing in educational issues as "attractive investment opportunities," has been closely involved in developing Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed school reforms.

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Opinion: Accelerated Education, Taken to the nth Degree

The big news out of New York City is that the admissions test for the city’s gifted kindergarten programs is about to get tougher.

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Rubio’s DREAM Puts Mitt in a Bind

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has thrust himself into the raging illegal immigration debate, proposing a plan that would create a path to legal status for children of illegal immigrants.

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Missouri Senate Passes Education Overhaul Legislation

Struggling school districts in Missouri could see significant changes under two pieces of education legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.

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Texas Education Board Grapples with Loss of Power Over Textbooks

The Texas State Board of Education, long the gatekeeper to the enormous textbook market in Texas, has lost control over which materials enter public school classrooms.

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Teachers Walk Fine Line With Students on Facebook

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

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Parents, Students Help School Districts in Tough Financial Times

Amid tough financial times, state aid to school districts has dwindled, while unfunded mandates continue to rise.

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Should Teachers and Students Be Facebook Friends?

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

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