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La. Education Bills Set to Slide Through Senate

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

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Baltimore, Howard Counties' Superintendent Searches Collide

By the time the Howard County Board of Education made its final decision this week to offer its open superintendent of schools position to Renee Foose, its only other candidate for the position, S. Dallas Dance, had already accepted a similar offer from the Baltimore County Board of Education.

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Conn. Reform Advocates Blame 'Weak' Education Bill On Closed-Door Meetings

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

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Chicago Teachers, District Settle Lawsuit Over Longer School Day Pilot

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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Education Secretary Duncan: Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

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Seattle Schools' Goal: to Create Arts Education for Everyone

Seattle school officials are using a $1 million grant to try to craft a comprehensive, K-12 arts curriculum — something that the district hasn't had in decades, if ever.

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New York City Schools Want to Ban 'Loaded Words' from Tests

Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.

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Maricopa Ariz. School Wins $100,000 Technology Prize

The work of 35 young scientists, researchers and videographers has won a Maricopa middle school a $100,000 technology package.

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A Step Backwards in Spreading Financial Literacy

Even as the financial literacy movement gains steam oversees, it may be losing momentum in the U.S.

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Georgia Schools Get New Source of Funding

It’s taken a while, but money has begun to trickle into the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, a little-known entity with big hopes of raising money for public education in Georgia.

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