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5 More States Get Waivers From Education Law Rules

News from New York Times: The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law on Friday. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress. Melanie Stengel/The New Haven Register, via Associated [...]

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Governor Highlights Importance of Career and Technical Education for Kansas …

News from GardnerEDGE: Posted on Jun. 28th, 2012 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback highlighted the importance of career and technical education for Kansas high school students today at a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 155 in Wichita. Stakeholders from industries and higher education institutions, as well as elected officials at the state and [...]

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Obama student loan plan nearing end

News from Boston.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply. To much fanfare, Obama used executive authority in October to launch a short-term initiative to allow borrowers to consolidate multiple loans into a direct government [...]

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Myanmar paying price for crippled education system as it opens …

News from Washington Post: YANGON, Myanmar — The dormitories are empty, the once charming bungalows of professors overgrown with vines and weeds. Only grass grows where the Student Union building stood before soldiers obliterated it with dynamite. This is Yangon University, once one of Asia’s finest and a poignant symbol of an education system crippled [...]

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IntelliQuote Works to Educate Consumers about the Importance of …

News from Albany Times Union: IntelliQuote, a highly respected online life insurance agency, is working to help the large number of Americans who are currently underinsured. El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012 Trusted life insurance agency IntelliQuote, is committed now more than ever to educate the underinsured about the importance of life insurance [...]

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Education Ministry looking into giving DBP enforcement powers

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Sex education law garners title ‘no holding-hands bill’

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Bus Drivers, Conductors, Passengers Tipped On Child’s Education

News from AllAfrica.com: Bus drivers, their conductors and passengers boarding buses in Kampala have been sensitised to take active role in ensuring that their children are learning at schools. “Don’t just pay school fees and think that your role stops there but you have to check your child’s exercise book and approach the teachers to [...]

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Critics blast Tennessee’s ‘no holding-hands bill’

News from Boston.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is among the strictest in the nation. The most debated section of the bill bars educators from promoting so-called ‘‘gateway sexual activity.’’ But supporters seemed too squeamish during floor debate [...]

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For Baltimore schools, special education still a work in progress

News from Baltimore Sun: At 4 years old, Imani Frederick couldn’t recognize colors. Even a year later, he couldn’t form complete sentences and struggled to count to 10. When he was 6, a neuropsychologist observed the delayed, fidgety, easily frustrated boy, and diagnosed attention deficit hyperactive and expressive language disorder. The doctor predicted he would [...]

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