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Opinion: Teachers Deserve More than Apples, Gold Stars

The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.

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More Changes Possible with South Dakota Education Bill

The latest attempt at changing the K-12 education system in South Dakota passed through the House a week ago, but the state Senate may still offer some changes to the proposal that would enact merit pay and eliminate teacher tenure.

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Bossier (La.) Schools Have Military Child Education Coalition

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), returns to Bossier this week to discuss plans for a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) in the Bossier Parish School System.

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More than a Thousand Rally in Oregon for Public Education and Social Services

More than a thousand Oregon educators, union members and parents rallied at the state capitol today, urging lawmakers to support funding for public schools and social services.

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Opinion: State-Based Education Reform Needs Tough Common Standards

The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law. But with the exception of politicians, educators and parents in the 11 states that have received them, nobody seems very pleased with the changes.

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Idaho Education Association Continues Campaign Against Students Come First Laws

Educators and their supporters gathered around the state to voice their continuing displeasure with Idaho Superintendent Tom Luna's Students Come First laws. But, Monday's demonstrations were more about moving forward than looking to the past.

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Vermont Pushes to Get more Students to CollegeM

At 15, Terri-Ann Zweeres is getting a glimpse of what it takes to go to college. While other teens are in study hall, she and about 14 other Bellows Free Academy High School students take a class every three days at Community College of Vermont called introduction to college studies that’s intended to prepare them to go on to higher education.

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New Education Reform Plans from Lawmakers Differ from Branstad's

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

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Why U.S. Secretary of Education Says 'RESPECT Project' Focused on Teachers is Needed?

The U.S. Department of Education recently rolled out its proposal for the RESPECT Project(Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching).

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More Than 2,000 Call for Education Reform at Annual Indianapolis Rally

Education reform advocates joined more than 2,000 students and parents, as well as Governor Mitch Daniels and state legislators, in calling for expanded educational options at yesterday's "Ed Reform Rocks Rally" at the State Capitol.

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