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Fla. Bills to Revamp High School Sports Spark Debate

What if some high school, let’s say a charter school, could openly recruit the next LeBron James out of middle school, pair him with a hyper-talented Dwyane Wade wannabe, snap up a Chris Bosch-like sharpshooter and assemble a super team like the Heat did in free agency last year?

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Education Technology: Trust, but Verify

The release of Apple’s computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld. And Time magazine declared the announcement the "debut (of) the holy grail of textbooks." It sounds exciting -- a rise of the machines that promises educational utopia rather than "Terminator"-style cataclysm. Or does it?

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Opinion: Ron Paul’s War on Education

Ron Paul will be in Minnesota on Feb. 7 to caucus. The presidential hopeful says he wants to return liberty to the citizens of the U.S. He wants to end entitlements and cut $1 trillion from federal spending. However, the 12-term Texas congressman’s exuberance for cutting all entitlements and $1 trillion from the federal budget will have disastrous effects on many areas of government and society, none more than the U.S. Department of Education.

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Education Funding Battle Looming in Iowa

A looming political skirmish over the future funding of K-12 education in Iowa might be the harbinger of bigger, high-stakes battles yet to come.

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Boston Elementary School accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children

Mattapan’s James J. Chittick Elementary School was recognized Monday by Boston Public School’s Superintendent Carol R. Johnson for earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s highest mark of quality in early childhood education.

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Chester Upland (Pa.) : State Special Ed Formula Drains Millions from District

As Delaware County's (Pa.) financially troubled Chester Upland School District struggles to stay afloat, officials there say they are paying millions more than they should on special-education students who attend charter schools.

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What’s Next in Education in the Florida Legislature?

As the legislative session approaches the midway point, education will take a prominent place in the Florida Legislature this week amid budget talk.

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School Reform Organization Gets Average Grades

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

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Connecticut Set to Boost Charter Funds

Connecticut would pump more money into charter schools and increase their numbers under a legislative proposal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to unveil.

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N.J. Senate Panel OKs Bill to Raise Dropout Age

A bill that would require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18 passed the Senate education committee, shortly after passing the Assembly education committee last week.

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