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UGA’s Adams: Higher education important for state’s growth

News from Reporter Newspapers: Posted by Melissa Weinman on August 31, 2011. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams visited the Brookhaven Rotary Club to talk [...]

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Michael Van Beek: Snyder’s education plan should include vouchers

News from Port Huron Times Herald: Email this article Michael Van Beek: Snyder\’s education plan should include vouchers Gov. Rick Snyder wants to provide students with more learning opportunities by increasing the number of charter schools, expanding the Schools of Choice program and providing more access to online A link to this page will be [...]

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Community groups, businesses promote education reform

News from Indianapolis Star: Email this article Community groups, businesses promote education reform Companies ranging from law and accounting firms to construction and engineering corporations have decided it’s time to make education their business. A link to this page will be included in your message ADVERTISEMENT ……………. continues on Indianapolis Star … Read the full [...]

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NY Official Cites Hacking In Rejection Of News Corp. Education Contract

News from paidContent.org: Losing a $ 27 million contract won’t hit the News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) bottom line but the New York state comptroller’s rejection of a contract with a small subsidiary is a blow to Rupert Murdoch’s nascent education plans and a sign of the way the News of the World hacking scandal can [...]

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First group of 24 ‘free’ schools to open next month

News from The Independent: One school stresses the importance of yoga, a second insists its pupils learn Latin, and five different faith groups will get the chance to run their own state-financed schools, the Government has decided. Welcome to the brave new world of Secretary of State of Education Michael Gove’s flagship [...]

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Report: NY comptroller spikes education software deal with News Corp co …

News from Washington Post: Report: NY comptroller spikes education software deal with News Corp co.; hacking scandal eyed By Associated Press, ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s comptroller has spiked a $ 27 million contract with one of media giant Rupert Murdoch’s companies because of the phone hacking scandal in Great Britain. The Daily News reports [...]

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New York Scraps $27 Million Contract With Murdoch Education Affiliate Wireless …

News from Huffington Post: The state of New York has scrapped a controversial $ 27 million contract between Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Generation and the state’s Education Department, the New York Daily News reports. Wireless Generation tracks student test performance and is an independent subsidiary of News Corporation. The New York City Comptroller’s office first approved [...]

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Accreditation expands law school’s role in community

News from Charleston Post Courier: Ac The American Bar Association noted the “remarkable journey” of the Charleston School of Law in this month’s decision to award full accreditation to the school. The ABA specifically noted the significant impact we have already had in the community, state and nation. Our students, for example, have performed more [...]

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Five Unanswered IPS Takeover Questions

News from StateImpact Florida: Ben Skirvin Bennett announced the take over plans at press conference Thursday. The announcement marks the culmination of months of hostile negotiations between Indianapolis Public Schools and the Indiana Department of Education. State Superintendent Tony Bennett underwent a thorough grilling from the press yesterday in an attempt to uncover every last [...]

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Back-to-School Special: Arne Duncan Goes Off Script

News from TIME: Arne Duncan speaks during the 2011 AAPD Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building on March 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Kris Connor / Getty Images As a new school year begins, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to use waivers to rewrite parts of the nation’s signature federal education law, whose [...]

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