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Archive: April, 2011

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University of Calif. targets out-of-state students

News from Argus Press: Noah Berger | Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2011 4:07 pm FILE – In this March 3, 2011 photo, angered by proposed education budget cuts, approximately eight protesters occupy a ledge atop University of California, Berkeley’s Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, Calif. Faced with sharp cuts in state funding, the 10-campus system is [...]

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EDITORIAL: Snyder misunderstands the true importance of education

News from Central Michigan Life: Gov. Rick Snyder proposed massive reform to the funding of all levels of education in the state during a Wednesday speech in Lansing. While the efforts appear to be aimed at increasing “efficiency,” it is more than likely they will simply make it easier for Snyder’s administration to make further cuts [...]

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Chris Christie Addresses Future Teachers At Harvard

News from Huffington Post: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed hundreds of students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Friday. According to Bloomberg, Christie was met with a standing ovation when he entered the auditorium. He delivered a speech about the need for a “revolution” in American education, making his case for reforms that tie [...]

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City, charter schools near an agreement

News from Boston Globe: Mayor Thomas M. Menino and school officials are on the verge of striking a historic truce with the city’s independently run charter schools, as they attempt to create a mutually beneficial relationship after more than a decade of acrimony. The compact, which would be the first in Massachusetts and one of [...]

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US Said to Probe Alleged Leak of For-Profit College Rules

News from Bloomberg: The main building of the University of Phoenix, part of Apollo Group Inc., is seen in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg The U.S. Education Department will investigate whether Wall Street investors had advance knowledge of proposed for-profit college rules that the agency released last year, according to a person briefed on the [...]

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Tax could ease ‘huge’ cuts to K-12 schools in Orange County

News from The Daily Tar Heel: Board of education members from two area school systems emphasized the importance of local funding to county officials Tuesday night as major federal and state budget cuts loom for the upcoming school year. The Orange County Board of Commissioners met with the school boards from Orange County Schools and [...]

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Jeb Bush Leads Broad Push for Education Change With ‘Florida Formula’

News from New York Times: ST. PAUL — With the dust settling on legislative sessions around the country, 2011 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years in memory for changes in the way schools are run. The new policies have many champions, but a little-known common denominator behind sweeping measures in nearly [...]

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Study finds funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010

News from Washington Post: Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a study released Tuesday. Total state funding for such programs declined by $ 30 million nationwide as states scrambled to make up for budget shortfalls, [...]

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A System of Learners

News from Education Week News: By Susanna Loeb, Dan Goldhaber, and Michael Goldstein The fourth in a seven-part series Teachers and principals play the most direct and central role in creating learning opportunities for students in our schools. Indeed, there are striking examples that show the power that exceptional teachers and school leaders have to [...]

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GOP education agenda takes back seat this year

News from Gainesville Times: ATLANTA — The list of education bills came straight from the GOP playbook: vouchers, charter schools, teacher performance, parental empowerment. But each one failed this year, even with a near super-majority for the Republican party under the Gold Dome. Political observers say the bills were victims of an ongoing power struggle [...]

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