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States spending the most on education – USA TODAY

News from States spending the most on education – USA TODAY: Thomas C. Frohlich, 24/7 Wall St. 9:59 a.m. EDT June 7, 2014 Spending per pupil is $ 19,522 in the state that spends the most on education.(Photo: Thinkstock) continues on States spending the most on education – USA TODAY >>> Read the full article [...]

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24/7 Wall St.: 7 states slashing education spending

News from USA TODAY: Arceli Carreon pauses for a photo Aug. 6, 2013, as students and parents arriving for registration at West High School take a look at a Jeep Patriot an Anchorage, Alaska, School District student will win following a year of perfect attendance.(Photo: Erik Hill, AP) Story Highlights Per-pupil spending fell more than [...]

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Few States Look to Extend Preschool to All 4-Year-Olds

News from New York Times: In his call in the State of the Union address for all 50 states to offer high-quality preschool for every 4-year-old in the country, President Obama is asking to fill a large gap. In laying out his agenda, President Obama continued trying to define a 21st-century version of liberalism that [...]

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5 states to increase class time in some schools

News from Boston.com: WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, [...]

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More than half the states now free from some rules of ‘No Child Left Behind …

News from Washington Post: SEATTLE — The U.S. Department of Education is announcing that Washington and Wisconsin have won their bid to be relieved of some requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” law. The two states are joining 24 other states that have earned waivers from the federal education law. Washington state education [...]

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5 More States Get Waivers From Education Law Rules

News from New York Times: The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law on Friday. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress. Melanie Stengel/The New Haven Register, via Associated [...]

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Official: 10 states get education waiver -2/9/2012, 6:51 AM

News from Hays Daily News: Printer-friendly versionE-Mail This Story WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned. The first [...]

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Education: States should do more to reach students

News from Salt Lake Tribune: MIAMI • In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students. The Obama administration praised the states for [...]

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The Importance of Manufacturing to Texas and the United States

News from Texas Insider: By Tom Pauken Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In early December, Rubbermaid Home Products announced the closing of its manufacturing plant in Greenville, Texas which will take effect this June. An estimated 490 employees will lose their jobs. Several years ago, Rubbermaid closed its big molding plant in Wooster, Ohio, and [...]

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Seven states win latest round of ‘Race to the Top’ education competition

News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Seven states won a share of $ 200 million in federal “Race to the Top” money to improve K-12 education programs, the Education Department announced Thursday. The winners are Arizona, $ 25.1 million; Colorado, $ 17.9 million; Illinois, $ 42.8 million; Kentucky, $ 17 million; Louisiana, $ 17.5 million; [...]

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