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Is the Federal Education Stimulus Working?

The Obama Administration has spent $4.6 billion overhauling failing schools. But critics say the investment might not pay off in the long run.

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Connecticut Education Plan Debate

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

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Education Secretary Duncan Defends Big Increase in School Funding

Education Secretary Arne Duncan used Thursday’s appearance before a key House subcommittee to not only defend the Obama administration’s request for a $1.7 billion increase in school funding for fiscal 2013, but also to rip the GOP budget proposal laid out by Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this week.

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News Corp.’s Klein Calls U.S. Education Very Grave Security Risk

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

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Glen Rock (N.J.) Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement

Verducci disclosed his decision at Monday's Board of Education meeting, having earlier informed trustees in closed session.

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NYC: Low-Income Students Won't Have to Pay More for A.P. Exams

The city’s Department of Education says it has secured enough money to allow all low-income students to pay the same amount to take the Advanced Placement exams this spring as they paid last year.

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Cincinnati Public Schools to Lay off 40, Cut Superintendent Pay

The Cincinnati Board of Education approved layoffs for 40 administrators Monday and outlined plans for an agreement to rehire Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan at about half her current salary.

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Last of Oswego Schools’ Assistant Superintendents Resigns

When the new school years begins in August in Oswego, it won’t just be the kindergartners who have a lot of new faces and names to learn.

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NC Governor Continues Drumbeat on Education Money

Gov. Beverly Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year could be heard at one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina Wednesday.

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Tennessee Is Still Officially Anti-Evolution As Science Education Bill Passes

A new bill (SB 893) was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories, essentially allowing anti-evolutionists and climate change deniers a voice in the science classroom.

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