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Michigan State Board of Education Gives Superintendent Mike Flanagan Vote of Confidence, Contract Extension

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan got a vote of confidence and an extra year added to his contract by the state Board of Education.

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A Center of Collaboration on Education Reform Rejects Malloy

New Haven teachers were apprehensive when they backed a new evaluation system three years ago, but they were not angry.

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Louisiana: Jindal Education Slate Draws Huge Crowd, Promises Long Debate

With three primary legs of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education agenda set for debate -- and votes, according to Capitol power players -- in the House Education Committee, the Louisiana Capitol is already abuzz this morning.

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Iowa House Passes Education Reform Package

The Iowa House passe- a sweeping education reform package on a largely party-line vote late Wednesday morning that requires more student testing, calls for the expansion of charters schools and keeps a controversial third grade retention program in place.

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U.S. Education Department Awards New Jersey $14.5M for Charter Schools

New Jersey has been awarded a $14.5 million federal grant to help launch new charter schools, grow existing successful charters and share ideas between the schools and local districts, state officials announced Tuesday.

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Arne Duncan: American Education Includes a "Laptop on Every Desk"

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to get the federal government more involved in schools.

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Education Reformer Rhee Likes Gov. Branstad's Proposals

Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee called Gov. Terry Branstad’s school improvement plan for Iowa “a step in the right direction” during a Monday meeting with Des Moines Register reporters and editors.

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Ariz. School Districts Hope to Boost Teacher, Staff Salaries

East Valley school districts are hoping the financial picture brightens enough to boost money for teachers and staff next school year.

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Some Districts Cancel Classes so Teachers Can Lobby at Capitol

With Gov. Bobby Jindal's public education overhaul package getting its first hearings in the Legislature this week, some school districts are canceling classes so that teachers can go rally at the State Capitol.

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Apple Pushes Into Education With Cheaper iPad

Apple's is reducing the price of the iPad 2 with the release of the new iPad, boosting the company's educational initiatives by making tablets more affordable for schools.

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