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NY Teachers Union Negotiates with Education Department Over Eval System

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

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Texas House Education Chief agrees With Delay in Grade Mandate

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

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Minnesota School District Ends Policy Blamed for Anti-Gay Bullying

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

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Educators Denounce Bill to Shorten School Year; Kids Hail it

Often, when it comes to adjusting the school year, the idea is to extend it. But a bill sitting in the Ohio House Education Committee is intended to do the opposite. And some people don’t think shortening the school year is such a great idea.

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Education Funding Increase Gets Mixed Reaction in West Hartford

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal for reforming education in Connecticut from early childhood through college and giving an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing funding to schools was met with a mixed reaction in West Hartford.

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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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