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Herbert’s Proposed Utah Budget Increases Funding for Education, Medicaid

Governor Gary Herbert released his proposed budget for fiscal 2012-2013 on Monday, giving Utah’s Medicaid and education funding a boost.

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Conn. School Library Starts Kindle Lending Program

Recently hired Sandy Hook School library media specialist Yvonne Cheh went to place an order for new books in June and learned that the bulk order qualified the school for a limited-time promotion of two free Amazon Kindle electronic readers.

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Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing.

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Safety Violations Found in Early Education Programs Nationwide

It's the kind of stuff that gives moms nightmares: a machete near a play area, household chemicals accessible to preschoolers, and instructors teaching without a criminal background check.

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Property-Poor Texas Schools File 3rd Lawsuit Challenging School Funding Plan

A group of schools filed the third lawsuit against the state over school funding Tuesday, alleging that the system of paying for public education is inequitable for all students and inadequate for those who are low-income or still learning English.

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Kan. Gov. to Outline School Funding Plan's Details

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration plans to release the long-awaited details of his plan for overhauling how Kansas finances its public schools this week amid skepticism about his ability to keep his promises to protect rural schools and prevent any local districts from losing state aid.

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Chicago Public Schools to Add 12 Charter Schools

Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to add 12 new charters, including more campuses for networks with less-than-stellar scores.

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Two L.A. Charter Schools Allowed Some Families to Bypass Lotteries

Los Angeles Unified will weigh a ban on preferences like those at Larchmont and Los Feliz, which admitted some students in return for special services or volunteering by parents.

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Opinion: The Excellence Gap

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

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Why Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Says We Can't Wait

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

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