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Education and unemployment

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Obama on education

News from UPI.com: Published: Feb. 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) – A White House spokesman, asked about Rick Santorum calling Barack Obama an education snob, said the U.S. president thinks “education is important for everyone.” The Republican presidential candidate, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who holds three college degrees, chided [...]

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Education again dominates crackerbarrel

News from Rapid City Journal: Education reform and spending were among the key issues discussed at Saturday’s final Rapid City crackerbarrel of the legislative session. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s education reform bill, HB1234, is working its way through the Legislature after several substantive changes. It would create an incentive pay system for teachers, scholarships for future [...]

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Art Gallery opening highlights importance of education

News from The Campus Voice Online: Stunning photos by Ingrid Damiani were put on display at the North Campus Art Gallery Feb. 2 as part of Jacksonville’s One by One campaign, an initiative centered on strengthening community support for public education. The photo gallery is called “One in Three” because, currently, one in three high [...]

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City Teacher Data Reports Are Released

News from New York Times: Feb. 24, 2012, 11:21 a.m. SchoolBook is processing the data and plans to publish the ratings for individual teachers and schools as soon as possible. 2:54 p.m. | Updated After a long legal battle and amid much anguish by teachers and other educators, the City Department of Education released individual [...]

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Report on Pell Grants emphasizes the importance of equal opportunity in higher …

News from Clemson University: Published: February 23, 2012 CLEMSON, S.C. — New findings suggest that issues related to the cost-effectiveness of the Pell Grant program may be secondary when compared to the mission and objectives of student financial aid assistance programs. A recent report, titled “Attaining the American Dream: Racial Difference in the Effects of [...]

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Santorum Left on Defensive Over Vote for Education Law

News from New York Times: Jim Wilson/The New York Times Outside the Mesa Arts Center, people gathered on Wednesday to watch the debate taking place inside. It was the final one on the Republican primary calendar. More Photos » PHOENIX — Former Senator >>> Read the full article Related News: Science & EducationThis book was [...]

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Malloy Defends His Education Reform Plan

News from Hartford Courant: CROMWELL —— Signaling that he’s not about to back away from the most controversial piece of his education reform package, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday shook his head when asked whether overhauling teacher tenure protection is simply too much and too fast. “No. It’s too late. We should have done [...]

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44 students visit state Capitol to lobby for higher-education funding

News from Oklahoma Daily: Sean Lawson , Campus Reporter Updated: February 22, 2012 A group of 44 OU students lobbied to legislators for increased higher-education funding for the state’s academic institutions Tuesday at the state Capitol. The effort was part of Higher Education Day, which brought together student delegates from colleges and universities around the [...]

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Obama takes tougher stance on higher education

News from Sault Ste. Marie Evening News: Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money? Students with loans are graduating on average [...]

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