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Oregon Board of Education Inches Toward Ban of Native American Mascots

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.

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Urgent Need to Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.

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Secretary of Education Sits Down With Rick Perry

In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Round Two in the Louisiana Science Education Wars

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

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Teacher Evaluations Pose Test for States

Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

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Free Tuition for Michigan Teens? Higher Education Experts Say $1.8B Program Unlikely to Gain Support

In January Michigan senate Democrats unveiled a proposal that would send all Michigan-educated high schoolers to a state university for free.

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Walton Family Foundation Invests $159 Million in K-12 Education Reform in 2011

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform.

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Restored Education Funds Fail to Make Up for Earlier Cutbacks

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

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Oklahoma Education Department Spent $2.3 million through Slush Fund, Audit Claims

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

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Colo. Lawmakers Want More Oversight for Online Schools

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

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