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Southeastern Conn. School Districts Consider Sharing Buses

A bus sharing program is in the works for Southeastern Connecticut school districts, The Bulletin reported.

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D.C. Public School Enrollment up for Third Straight Year

Current enrollment in public schools (District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools) is up 2% (1,767) from last year, to 76,753, and numbers have been steadily increasing over the past three years, according to audited data by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

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CTE Leaders Respond to President's Proposed FY 2013 Budget

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) are pleased with the Administration's focus on career and technical education (CTE) throughout its FY 2013 budget proposal.

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Pro-Emanuel Education Groups Organized by Mayoral Ally

A political consulting firm with close ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel has funded and helped organize community groups and faith leaders on behalf of the mayor's contentious education agenda as a counterweight to fierce opposition from the Chicago Teachers Union.

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17,000 Students Could Be Without School Buses Next Year

Hawaii Department of Education officials say they would have to end school bus service on Oahu if the Legislature doesn't give them millions of dollars even beyond what the governor is seeking for school bus transportation next year.

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MIT Launches Free Online 'Fully Automated' Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed completely online.

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Obama Proposes 2.5% Increase in Spending on Education

President Barack Obama asked for almost $70 billion in education spending, a 2.5 percent increase over last year, while he cut several other agencies’ requests.

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In Most Bay Area Schools, High-profile School Reform Ideas Remain Hypothetical

Members and supporters of the Oakland teachers union picketed outside the Paramount Theatre this week. Michelle Rhee, one of the nation's most prominent school reformers, was about to address a sold-out crowd of 3,000 about the failures of the nation's education system and the importance of effective teachers.

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Proposal Would Have Ill. Schools Take on Teacher Pensions

As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.

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Tuba Thieves Swarm Calif. Schools

High schools across Southern California are being raided by thieves searching for a very specific and peculiar item—a tuba. Just last weekend Bell High School lost two King brass sousaphones, each valued at $6,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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