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National teachers’ union wants Education secretary’s resignation over tenure flap

News from Fox News: The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers’ unions — historically a [...]

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National Association of State Boards of Education Sues OK Over Common Core …

News from Breitbart News: In Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin (R), recently repealed the controversial nationalized standards, petitioners organized by the National Associations of State Boards of Education (NASBE) have sued, arguing that the repeal of the Common Core standards is unconstitutional under Oklahoma state law. Celina Durgin at National Review Online explains: The plaintiffs [...]

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Glenda Ritz, state education board clash over waiver

News from Indianapolis Star: Eric Weddle, eric.weddle@indystar.com 8:48 a.m. EDT June 24, 2014 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz at the Indiana Education Roundtable meeting April 21.(Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star) >>> Read the full article Related News: The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating [...]

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The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education – The Atlantic

News from The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education – The Atlantic: It’s extremely tricky to prove scientifically whether or not single-sex schooling is effective. Sony Pictures Classics Pippa Biddle always said she would never attend an all-girls school. She reluctantly agreed to visit Miss Porter’s, an all-girls boarding school in Farmington, Connecticut, as a favor [...]

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Battle over education standards continues

News from azcentral.com: Cathryn Creno , The Republic | azcentral.com 10:09 p.m. EDT March 12, 2014 SHARE 15 CONNECT EMAILMORE Arizona’s battle over Common Core Standards is still being waged. ……………. continues on azcentral.com >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Gov. Jerry Brown promises fight over education overhaul

News from Los Angeles Times: SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday promised lawmakers “the battle of their lives” if they balk at his bid to overhaul state education. A day after Democratic state senators announced their differences with him over his proposal to change the way schools are funded, the governor came out swinging. [...]

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Debate over Kansas education funding pits Brownback against his allies

News from Kansas City Star: LAWRENCE — Introducing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback … the moderate? John Hanna Gov. Sam Brownback — the conservative leader of an increasingly conservative Republican Party in Kansas — is campaigning across the state to drum up support for funding higher education with a sales tax extension. Brownback — the conservative [...]

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Romney, Obama Spar Over Education In Foreign Policy Debate

News from Huffington Post: Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conversation about what America needs to do to [...]

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New York Soda Ban: Education Over Limitations

News from Huffington Post: Julianna is a member of the Junior State of America (JSA), a student-run political awareness organization for high school students. Recently, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City proposed that the city prohibits sales of large sugary drinks in city restaurants, stadiums and movie theaters. Today, the ban was approved by the [...]

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Obama, Romney Spar Over Private Sector’s Role In Education

News from Huffington Post: By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education. Making a bid for young [...]

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