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Mayor Gray Lauds Progress on Early Childhood System Improvements

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has lauded the District's efforts on early-childhood education. The District of Columbia was one of 37 applicants – including 35 other states and Puerto Rico – that competed for the White House's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grants.

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Jerry Brown Cuts School Bus Funding: Bad for Education, Bad for the Environment

If you live in California and your children ride a school bus, Governor Jerry Brown took away state funding for such transportation this week in his “trigger” budget cuts.  

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The 'New Normal' for Ga. Public Education in 2012

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

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Opinion: Tax Issue Could Become a Turning Point for Jacksonville Schools

On Dec. 14, the Jacksonville (Fla.) School District 117 Board of Education voted unanimously to put a County School Facilities Tax question on the ballot for the March election.  

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Report Questions Cost Effectiveness of Newton, Mass.' Special Education Programs

The Newton (Mass.) public schools have embraced inclusive classrooms for special education students, but a new report questions whether the district is getting the best results for the tens of millions of dollars it spends annually to educate children with learning disabilities.

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New School Funding Plan for Kansas Draws Skeptics

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

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NJ Pays $40,000 to Newspaper for Withholding Public Education Information

For the New Jersey State Department of Education, the cost of withholding public information from the public has a steep price tag: $40,290.80.

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Florida Education Leaders Will Make State Test Tougher to Pass

Florida is poised to ratchet up its standardized testing system, making it tougher for students to pass key math and reading exams.

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Maryland Wins Federal Early Childhood Education Grant

Maryland has won as much as $50 million to build up its early childhood education programs, one of just nine states splitting $500 million from the federal government.

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Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down

Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of “disruptive” education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard.

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