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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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Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

News from The Atlantic: hydropeek/Flickr Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary [...]

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Obama, at Brooklyn School, Pushes Education Agenda

News from New York Times: Mr. Obama was cheered by visibly energized students and a strong cadre of New York politicians when he took the podium at Pathways in Technology Early College High School. “Hello Brooklyn,” he said, and started into his argument for creating more schools like the one he was visiting, casting them [...]

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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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School board: Teacher choked, hit special education students and called them …

News from Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com: The Franklin Township Board of EducationMeghan D. Hodgin/NJ.com  FRANKLIN — The decision to fire a tenured special education teacher accused of choking and hitting two different students, and using derogatory language in class, was recently upheld by the state commissioner of education, and forwarded to the state board of examiners. [...]

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Obama To Push Jobs, Education At NC Middle School

News from NPR: As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama travels to Mooresville, N.C., Thursday. He’ll highlight Mooresville Middle School’s focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cite the economy and education as top concerns. Neither political party has been adept at addressing these issues for young people. ……………. [...]

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DC Council education committee flexes its muscles on school boundaries

News from Washington Post: The D.C. Council’s education committee stepped into a looming fight over school boundaries last week when it voted unanimously to ensure that parents get at least a year’s notice before boundary changes take effect. The measure would force Chancellor Kaya Henderson to put off the politically sensitive changes for at least [...]

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Texas Senate’s education chairman pushes bills on school vouchers, abortion …

News from Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN — Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan Patrick knows the power of volume. A radio station owner with a long career as a talk show host, the Houston Republican is trying to reshape Texas classrooms in the name of “school choice.” It’s a loud and bold agenda, including a voucher [...]

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Minister touts importance of school board’s training

News from Bahama Islands Info: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.bahamaislandsinfo.com/index.php?option=com_content .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media [...]

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Texas Senate education panel studies new high school graduation requirements

News from Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN — The minimum high school diploma in Texas would be scrapped and all high school students would choose from four new graduation plans under a bill pitched Tuesday to the Senate Education Committee. All students would be required to get at least 26 credits to graduate, and many students [...]

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