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Mexican American Studies: Bad Ban Or Bad Class?

In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District governing board recently voted to suspend the controversial Mexican American studies program.

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U.S. Drafts Abdul-Jabbar for New Post

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life has been a case study in the art of the possible, from his humble Harlem roots to N.B.A. fame and through his life after basketball as a historian and scholar. His next endeavor will draw on all of it.

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How Smarter Data Can Save U.S. Education

Collecting data on individual students over time may give educators the insight they need to fix America's schools.

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Obama Education Reforms Advance as Congress Falters

President Barack Obama's administration is moving ahead in reforming U.S. education without the help of the Congress, and will soon announce which states can opt out of the national education law known as "No Child Left Behind."

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Connecticut Shakes Up Education Bureaucracy

Connecticut’s Board of Education voted Wednesday to drastically reorganize the state education department, a move that offers a sneak peak at an expansive school-reform package expected in next month’s legislative session.

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Science Education Spending in the U.S. Flattens

Educating people in science and engineering leads to growth in research and technology that, in turn, leads to jobs in manufacturing the devices that those people invent.

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New York Governor Cuomo Puts Money Where His Mouth Is

As expected, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo released his proposed state budget, and overall it contained good news for public education: a 4 percent across-the-state aid increase for schools. About $800 million of that will go to poor districts, The New York Times reports.

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Teachers Approve Tentative Contract in Michigan District

The Bay City Education Association, representing 450 teachers, has tentatively approved a new contract with Bay City Public Schools, the two sides said in a joint press release on Tuesday.

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Critics Dominate Hearing on Indiana School Grading Changes

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

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Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Barred from Arizona Public Schools

Two years ago, Arizona made headlines with its ban on ethnic studies in the state’s schools, and the Tucson school district in particular was under the spotlight for its Mexican-American Studies Program.

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