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Budget Panel Cuts Funding for Malloy's Education Plans

The state's budget-writing committee poked another hole in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform agenda Thursday, as its recommended budget significantly cuts the funding to bankroll his plan. The Education Committee earlier this week downgraded the policy changes.

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Educational Opportunity for Military Children

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

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Ohio School Board Selling Outdated Technology

The Revere (Ohio) Local Schools Board of Education approved deleting unneeded items from the district’s inventory.

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"Pink Slime" Gets Thumbs Down From Maine Education Dept.

The Maine Department of Education said it will no longer buy beef that contains Lean Finely Textured Beef, a cheap beef product known in the meat industry as "pink slime." It is used to bulk up hamburger patties and other ground beef products.

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Lincolnwood Ill. School District 74 Superintendent Resigns; Assistant Superintendent Retires

A week after Lincolnwood voters soundly rejected spending $25 million on a new school, the superintendent and another top administrator have left their positions.

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Schools That Mean Business

National competitiveness is the topic of the moment, but so much of the debate about it is conducted at 35,000 feet, at the policy level. In late March, I visited a place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where change is happening on the ground.

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N.Y. Schools, Taxpayers Wary of Tax Cap Budget Hits

The proposed New York state budget being voted on in Albany this week includes the biggest increase in school funding in years.

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Merrill Wis. School District to Hire Interim Superintendent

An interim superintendent will lead Merrill Area Public Schools for another school year as the School Board continues its search for a permanent top administrator.

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Rate of Autism Diagnoses Has Climbed, Study Finds

The likelihood of a child’s being given a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder increased more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Indiana Education Commission Aims For More College Degrees

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants 60 percent of Hoosier adults to have some sort of post-secondary certificate or degree by 2025.  

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