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Joe Straus talks to development group about importance of education

News from Victoria Advocate: Jessica Rodrigo • Originally published June 19, 2014 at 11:06 p.m., updated June 20, 2014 at 12:55 a.m. If you go WHAT: Victoria Partnership meetings WHEN: 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday WHERE: 700 Main Street, Suite 204 More information: Call the VEDC at 361-485-3190 or email vedc@victoriaedc.com. The speaker of the Texas [...]

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Reform Group Says State Has Much Left To Do To Improve Education

News from Hartford Courant: A school reform group is giving the state high marks for adding new leadership to public education, adopting more rigorous academic standards and tying teacher tenure to teacher effectiveness. But in a report to be released Tuesday morning in New Haven, the Connecticut Council for Education Reform says the state must [...]

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Human rights group says China’s disabled suffer obstacles to getting an education

News from Fox News: BEIJING –  More than a quarter of Chinese children with disabilities don’t get to go to school, while many of those who do are blocked from mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, a human rights group said Tuesday. The report by New York-based Human Rights Watch said young Chinese students [...]

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Education Reform Group Backs Connolly For Mayor

News from WBUR: Boston City Councilor John Connolly BOSTON — Democrats for Education Reform, a national advocacy group that favors charter schools and enhanced teacher accountability, is backing City Councilor John Connolly in the race for mayor. The group has hired a dozen field organizers to knock on doors, make phone calls and coordinate the [...]

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Education group claims tax credit program is widely abused

News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: A 2008 law that allows Georgians to claim a tax credit after making a charitable contribution to a student scholarship organization has been widely abused, an education policy group alleges in a complaint that will be filed Monday with the state Department of Revenue. The Southern Education Foundation alleges that [...]

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Mitt Romney lays out education views in speech before Latino group

News from Boston.com: By Matt Viser, Globe Staff WASHINGTON â?“ Mitt Romney on Wednesday proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend. Saying the country is â?œin the [...]

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Education advocacy group says lack of college degrees keeps workers jobless

News from WRGB: WRGB-TV News Team Anchors Ed O’Brien Liz Bishop Jerry Gretzinger Greg Floyd Dori Marlin Reporters Alexandra Field Marci Natale Craig Smith continues on WRGB >>> Read the full article Related News:

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FR Chamber of Commerce group throws weight behind education

News from Fall River Herald News: As the School Department strives to improve the quality of education in the city, it’s picked up an ally. The Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry is revitalizing its Education Committee in an effort to provide support to learning throughout the region. Chaired by Nicholas Christ, the [...]

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Student loan group lashes out at Obama proposals

News from Reuters: By Adam Tempkin Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:53pm EDT NEW YORK (IFR) – President Obama’s proposed student loan repayment relief programs are too narrow, a group representing nonprofit and state agency student finance organizations said Wednesday. “We are disappointed by President Obama’s ‘Help Americans Manage Student Loan Debt’ proposal,” said the Education [...]

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Bipartisan group of senators announcement agreement on “No Child Left Behind”

News from Washington Post: By Associated Press, WASHINGTON — Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the “No Child Left Behind” law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to revamp it. Soon after, however, Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a statement noting that the bill did not include [...]

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