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WH official: More tech key to education

News from Politico: Innovation has been slow to reach classrooms across America in part because the federal government spends very little to support basic research on education technology, a senior White House official said Tuesday. Less than one percent — perhaps even less than a tenth of one percent — of the federal education budget [...]

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Report: Black Preschoolers Suspended More than Whites

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Black students more likely to be suspended

News from even in preschool – CBS News: WASHINGTON – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil [...]

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Obama urges more education spending, calls for ‘political courage in Washington’

News from Washington Post: NEW YORK — President Obama called Friday for “political courage in Washington” in a speech at an innovative public high school here, urging Congress to approve more money for education as a partisan debate over federal budget priorities is set to begin. Sleeves rolled up and suit jacket off, Obama warned [...]

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Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Chat

News from NPR: Enlarge image i Use #NPRAspen to share your ideas about improving education and learning. NPR Use #NPRAspen to share your ideas about improving education and learning. NPR Education has been a critical topic for >>> Read the full article Related News:

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NewSchools Fund Attracts More Capital

News from New York Times: NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit that started out channeling philanthropic donations to charter schools and that now invests in a range of education groups and businesses, is entering into a partnership with a new venture capital fund that could result in millions more in financing. At a time when venture [...]

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Obama’s education agenda may look less like real reform and more like tying up …

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Loose ends and thorny partisan issues that have long dogged attempts to move forward on education await the next Congress as President Barack Obama’s second term begins. Soaring campaign-year aspirations to close the achievement gap and boost college graduation rates to the highest in the world may have to [...]

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Education funding proposal allows school choice, more online learning

News from Detroit Free Press: LANSING — A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $ 2,500 per semester for completing high school early. The proposed Michigan Public Education Finance Act [...]

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More emails hacked as ‘revenge’ for education cuts

News from Sydney Morning Herald: The Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has vowed to crack down on those responsible for hacking the email account of the NSW director-general of education. Photo: Peter Rae PMR The hacking of the email account of the NSW director-general of education was not an isolated case in the department and insiders [...]

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How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More

News from Daily Beast: Never pick a man with a plan—at least not Paul Ryan’s kind of plan. After every quadrennial vice-presidential audition, another cautionary guideline emerges. A spectacular example: post–Sarah Palin, any potential choice will be tested for minimum passable competence in foreign policy. L-R: Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and President Barack Obama. [...]

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