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States Competing for Early Education Grants

Missouri and Kansas have joined the race for millions of federal grant dollars for early-childhood education, but the real prize won’t be the money.

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Florida School Gave Kids Prizes with Racy Surprise

School administrators hoping to reward students for their A-plus fundraising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them gifts with what officials said were inappropriate images.

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Education Makes Political Comeback in Washington

A rare show of bipartisanship in a divided Congress produced a deal to fix an education law long considered flawed, until a single senator stalled progress.

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Study Finds Education Gap for Illegal Mexican Migrants' Children

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

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Expansion of LGBT Education Beneficia

LGBT rights are slowly but surely advancing in America on the national and local levels. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was officially repealed in September. California passed a law last week that requires public schools to teach students — from kindergarteners to high schoolers — about LGBT Americans as a part of U.S. history courses.

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No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

It pains me to say this, but from everything I have been reading Sen.Tom Harkin's plan -- and every other plan to revise No Child Left Behind -- is destined to be the same miserable failure the original law has been.

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Maine Seeks Early Education Grant

Maine is requesting a $32.2 million federal grant to improve the quality of and access to early childhood learning and development programs.

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Perspectives Charter School Awarded Federal Grant for 'A Disciplined Life' Program

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country.

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Bush Promotes Education Initiative in Denver

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday he's still passionate about education, even though he considers himself to be only an observer of politics since he left office.

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Miami-Dade School District Close to Major Advertising Program

Miami-Dade County Public Schools could roll out a major advertising program in schools and facilities in 2012-13 or sooner, bringing millions in new revenue to the cash-strapped district.

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