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Federal report: N.Y.’s education reform making progress

News from The Journal News | LoHud.com: Brian Tumulty, TJN 12:28 a.m. EDT March 19, 2014 Education Commissioner John King speaks at a forum on the Common Core state standards at Port Chester Middle School Oct. 28, 2013. ( Peter Carr / The Journal News )(Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News) SHARE 19 CONNECT >>> Read [...]

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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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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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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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Audit assails US education department’s monitoring of federal spending on …

News from Washington Post: LOS ANGELES — An audit of the U.S. Department of Education’s division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money. The report released in late September by the department’s Office of the Inspector General also [...]

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Mo. Senate candidates differ on federal government’s role in student loans …

News from The Republic: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Politicians at every level of government talk about the importance of providing a quality education to children. Yet there are differences in how exactly to do that. In Missouri’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin disagree in many regards about education. [...]

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New Federal Student Aid website launched

News from Examiner.com: Caught in a maze of federal student aid issues? Need help? The United States Department of Education announced on July 20th, 2012, the launch of a fresh, streamlined website and several, social media tools, all designed to make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make [...]

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Federal waiver gives state chance for more flexibility

News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin’s public schools last week were freed from some of the requirements of a law that nearly everyone connected to education believes is outdated and unworkable. The U.S. Education Department’s decision to grant the state a waiver from certain requirements of the No Child Left Behind law is a good [...]

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American Baptist College makes federal list of bargains

News from The Tennessean: continues on The Tennessean … Read the full article Related News: Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of educationJohn Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have … What Great Teachers Do Differently: 14 Things That Matter MostThis [...]

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