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Archive: June, 2013

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Governors see need to reform education, health care

News from Salt Lake Tribune: Western leaders » Speakers say both fields can be improved by more innovation and technology. Park City • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert asked western governors and guest experts the same question Saturday about public education and health care: how can states afford their increasing costs? He received the same answer [...]

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New York Moves to Require Audits of Preschool Special-Education Contractors

News from New York Times: The New York Legislature is trying to tighten controls over the state’s preschool program for disabled children, the cost of which has soared to $ 2 billion annually. The State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved a bill last week that would require audits of every special-education prekindergarten contractor by 2018. [...]

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The Higher Education Hustle

News from RealClearPolitics: The term “politically correct” entered the American vocabulary in 1991, following a widely discussed New York magazine cover story on higher education, and has become applicable beyond the campus. The Associated Press, for example, announced this year the banishment of “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook. One linguist suggested “unauthorized migrant” as a [...]

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Booker Brings Education Ideas to NJ Senate Race

News from ABC News: Newark Mayor Cory Booker has seen the urgent need to fix the city’s failing public schools. Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, he sees the same urgency in urban areas throughout the state. The Ivy League-educated mayor has clashed with the teachers unions for his support of merit pay [...]

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Student’s brother, welcomed to Hyde Park Education Complex for presentations …

News from Boston.com: By Melissa Hanson, Globe Correspondant A male was arrested this morning at the Hyde Park Education Complex after bringing a gun into the building, according to a Boston public schools spokesman. The male, the brother of a New Mission High School student, was seen with the weapon near the entrance of the [...]

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Republican-led House committee passes new federal education bill

News from Washington Post: A Republican-controlled House committee Wednesday approved a new version of the country’s main education law that would sharply shrink the federal role in K-12 public schools. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce voted along party lines, 23 to 16, on a bill to replace No Child Left Behind, the [...]

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DC Council schedules five hearings on education bills

News from Washington Post: Most D.C. schools will let out for summer break at the end of this week, but debate over the city’s education policies is just beginning. D.C. Council Member David Catania, who has proposed wide-ranging legislation to overhaul city schools, has scheduled five hearings during the first two weeks of July. Catania [...]

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‘Create education better’: Miss Utah botches answer at Miss USA pageant

News from Fox News: Published June 17, 2013 FoxNews.com Miss Utah Marissa Powell had a rough time getting through the question and answer section of Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant. Judge NeNe Leakes asked he 21-year-old Salt Lake City native about income inequality: “A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with [...]

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Crucial early education program badly hurt by federal cuts

News from CBS News: (CBS News) HAVERSTRAW, New York – It’s been four months since the start of “sequestration” — the mandatory federal budget cuts. Apart from the fight to keep funding the air traffic controllers, we have not heard much about the impact elsewhere. But some parents who have kids enrolled in Head Start [...]

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GOP slams Dems’ education proposal as federal power grab

News from CBS News: Republicans and the White House have “major” disagreements on education policy, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Saturday in the weekly Republican address, including a fresh dispute over the scope of federal involvement in education. But on student loans, he argued, the White House and the GOP actually have a lot in [...]

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