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Fla. Education Commissioner Taps Well Connected Parents for Task Force

When Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson created a task force to cool down a brouhaha over a new school grading formula, he tapped Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho and other superintendents, principals, teachers and parents.

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Chardon Superintendent Extends Stay With District

Chardon Local Schools Superintendent Joseph Bergant II is extending his time with the district.

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Schools, Union Far Apart on Salary Negotiations

The first round of negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union went squarely to the district, which will get its way in weighing student performance more heavily in teacher evaluations.

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Fewer Iowa School Districts Reporting Budget Deficits

An early warning system aimed at reducing the number of school districts that end up in the red appears to be doing its job, the top financial officer with the Iowa Department of Education told state leaders Thursday.

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La. Senate Committee Passes Ed Reform Bill and Voucher Program

Despite multiple teacher protests at the Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform bills continue to move through the Louisiana Legislature.

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Board of Education Approves A to F Grading System for Oklahoma

The state Board of Education on Thursday voted 4-2 to approve proposed rules for an A to F grading system for the state's schools.

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Mega Millions Record Jackpot Run Equals $9.3 Million for Education in Tennessee

For the Volunteer State, the incredible Mega Millions jackpot run that ended Friday night resulted in more than 291,000 winning tickets sold in the state, including two who won $250,000 in Monteagle and Ardmore.

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Low-income Students Struggle With AP Exam Fee Waiver Cuts

In December, Congress slashed funding for Advanced Placement fee waivers for low-income students, leaving them scrambling to find the cash or forgoing the exams.

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Budget Panel Cuts Funding for Malloy's Education Plans

The state's budget-writing committee poked another hole in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform agenda Thursday, as its recommended budget significantly cuts the funding to bankroll his plan. The Education Committee earlier this week downgraded the policy changes.

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Educational Opportunity for Military Children

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

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