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Assembly committee approves bill that would delay key parts of education reform

News from The Star-Ledger: TRENTON — The message was simple: Slow down and do it right. After listening to more than three dozen teachers, parents, and school administrators describe the perils of the state’s new curriculum and the computer-based tests that track student achievement, the Assembly Education Committee voted unanimously today to delay the consequences [...]

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Kansas lawmakers pass school finance bill merging funding equity with …

News from Kansas City Star: TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers late Sunday narrowly passed a school finance bill that ties reforms championed by conservatives to fixing a spending gap between rich and poor schools. John Hanna | AP Members of the Kansas National Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, follow the Senate’s debate on a [...]

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Republican House leaders visit DC charter school to tout education bill

News from Washington Post: Republican House leaders gathered at a high-performing D.C. public charter school Tuesday to promote their vision for a new federal education law to replace No Child Left Behind. The GOP bill, known as the Student Access Act, would sharply shrink the federal role in K-12 public schools and mark a departure [...]

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Bill Gates on education, patents, Microsoft Bob, and disease

News from CNET: Speaking at Microsoft’s Faculty Summit Monday, Gates took questions from an audience of researchers about the work of his foundation and other topics. When you go into a poor county, you want to fix health, education, agriculture and governance. It’s the magic blend of those things, all of which reinforce each other, [...]

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Cantor wants fast action on education bill

News from Politico: He has said all year he would move ‘heaven and earth’ to rewrite education laws. | Reuters Close It’s no secret on Capitol Hill that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wants to rewrite the nation’s education laws — he has said all year he would move “heaven and earth” to do it. [...]

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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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Senate committee approves bill updating federal education law

News from Washington Post: On a party line vote, a Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to update the country’s main federal education law by erasing some of its most punitive aspects. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted 12 to 10 on the bill filed by chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), with [...]

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Bill expanding sex-education gets initial approval from Senate, sparks debates …

News from The Denver Channel: DENVER – A bill expanding sex-education standards won initial approval in the state Senate Friday, sparking debates about abstinence, teen sex and more. House Bill 1081 would require parents to opt students out of sex-education instead of opting in, as is current law, according to the Denver Post. The bill [...]

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Bill Bennett, Former Education Secretary, Says Schools Should Consider Arming …

News from Huffington Post: In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks. “Let’s remember the good things here: the heroism of those teachers and that principal,” Bennett said on “Meet the [...]

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Advocates Say Special Education Bill Was Misunderstood

News from New York Times: Aug. 1, 2012, 9:14 p.m. The day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a special education bill, supporters and opponents kept the debate going, even though chances of an override were unlikely. The bill, passed by both the State Senate and Assembly, would have required school districts to consider home [...]

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