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Alaska Governor Parnell Blasts Senate Education 'Giveaway'

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

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Education Supporters in Indiana Gather for 'Ed Reform Rocks' Rally

Last year, Indiana made history by passing landmark education legislation. Now, education supporters said they want to keep heading in the right direction and Wednesday’s "Ed Reform Rocks: Demand Great Schools Rally” is how to do so.

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Utah Lawmakers Will Refine Bill Giving School Funding to Students

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

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Opinion: Is Outsourcing Education in NC A Good Idea?

Winston-Salem Forsyth County (N.C) Schools has outsourced its entire summer school program to a private education company. But, would outsourcing all public education be a good idea?

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Christie Says Education Commissioner Nominee Cerf has Moved to Somerset

With his embattled nominee for education commissioner again facing delays in confirmation, Gov. Chris Christie threw his support behind Christopher Cerf’s assertion that he has changed his residence, even as Cerf’s own words continue to add haze to his claims.

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Utah Legislators Take on Sex Education

A proposed bill in the Utah House of Representatives could strip students of vital information regarding sex education and contraceptives, according to some Summit County teachers.

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Groups ask Birmingham Board of Education to Oppose Charter Schools

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

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Sweet Home (Ore.) School District to Change to 4-Day School Week

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

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Conn. Groups Join in Single Voice on Education

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

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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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