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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 Mary Fallin (R), recently repealed the controversial nationalized standards, petitioners organized by the National Associations of State Boards of Education (NASBE) have sued, arguing that the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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Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

News from Los Angeles Times: In next month’s contest to lead the state’s public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions, which dislike the nation’s growing reliance on standardized tests, call for more funding and fight [...]

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Indiana State Board of Education approves new K-12 standards

News from Journal and Courier: Eric Weddle, eric.weddle@indystar.com 11:40 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014 Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana, discusses with other board members during the State Board of Education meeting Friday morning at the Indiana Government Center. (Photo: Matt Kryger / The Star ) SHARE 11 CONNECT >>> Read the full [...]

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Fights for state education board heat up

News from Fort Worth Star Telegram: View photos May 27 primary runoffs For more information on the runoff races, go online to the Star-Telegram’s 2014 Primary Runoff Voters Guide. Here’s a look at the races that will be on the Tarrant County ballot for the primary runoff: Democrats U.S. Senate: David M. Alameel, Kesha Rogers [...]

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Estimated 25000 converge on Oklahoma state Capitol for education rally

News from NewsOK.com: An estimated 25,000 teachers and others from across the state, many wearing red shirts and waving signs and banners, swarmed the state Capitol on Monday to demand more money for public education. A supporter’s sign. PHOTO BY K.T. KING, THE OKLAHOMAN “We are being asked to do more and more in education [...]

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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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Birth control info required in state sex education classes

News from Chicago Tribune: August 17, 2013|By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune reporter An information table at a rally outside the Center for Disease Control-sponsored 2004 National STD Prevention Conference March 10, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Jeff Fusco ) SPRINGFIELD — — Public schools that teach sex edu……………. continues on Chicago Tribune >>> Read the full [...]

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Some educators cheer state law’s new focus on career education, but shift …

News from Dallas Morning News: Career and technology educators are hailing a recently passed Texas education law that puts a priority on pathways to professions that don’t involve going to college. Now school districts are tasked with developing the teacher skill sets and courses to make skilled certification far more attainable through public education. Rigorous [...]

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Education students at Athens State gain experience through Huntsville …

News from The Birmingham News – al.com: An Athens State University education student works with children to identify trees and flowers at a camp at Huntsville Botanical Garden. (Contributed by Athens State University) ATHENS, Alabama – In the fall of 2011, Athens State University’s College of Education faculty members visited the Huntsville Botanical Garden to [...]

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