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Alabama Senate Approves Education Budget

The Alabama Senate passed a $5.5 billion education budget, but not before making some changes to distribution of funds to two-year colleges and saying it expects more changes to be made in the state House.

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Calls To Calif. School District Prompts School Lockdowns

For the second straight day, two South Bay (Calif.) schools, Mar Vista High School and Imperial Beach Elementary, were locked down after the school district received a disturbing phone call.

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Questions Remain About No-Bid Consulting Contracts in Conn.

Since becoming Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education this past fall, Stefan Pryor has brought in highly paid consultants with ties to the charter school community to help craft Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping education reform package.

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Christie Says Vouchers Are Needed to Repair Poor Schools

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said school vouchers are needed to repair a public-education system that has left students unprepared for college and work.

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US: Tutoring Service for NYC Kids Cheated for Cash

The federal government says a company that tutored struggling New York City students was caught cheating as it tried to score tens of millions of dollars in federal funding.

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Iowa to Take 2nd Run at Federal Education Waiver

Officials at the U.S. Department of Education said Iowa's attempt to get a federal education waiver lacks clarity and contains "low expectations" in some categories.

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A 13-Year-Old Enlists M.B.A. Students to Build Her Start-Up

To silence her stubborn hiccups during the summer of 2010, Mallory Kievman tried swallowing saltwater, making herself gag, eating a spoonful of sugar, sipping pickle juice and drinking a glass of water upside-down.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Scholars were nominated by YoungArts, a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA).

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Judge Rules Ohio School Shooting Suspect Competent to Stand Trial

The teenager charged in a deadly Ohio school shooting is mentally competent to stand trial in the deaths of three students, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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'The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press'

Over the past few years, the tools that could make for really excellent online distance learning have emerged in a piecemeal fashion.

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