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Orange County Register
Contentious O.C. charter school process highlights outdated systemstudents and parents caught in between. This tension was on full display at a
Contentious O.C. charter school process highlights outdated system
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
students and parents caught in between. This tension was on full display at a recent legislative hearing before the state Senate Education Committee, where district representatives testified that California’s charter school laws have failed to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Revised schools system new aimhas been chairman of the House Education Committee. • Sen. Jane English, R-Nor
Revised schools system new aim
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
has been chairman of the House Education Committee. • Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, who has been chairman of the Senate Education Committee. • Ima Etim, English/language arts teacher in Pine Bluff, an alumni of the Teach for America... Read more
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Marshall Independent
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorialsco-chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger, a Democrat from Maplewood, and Rep. Sondra Er
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Marshall Independent / Posted 6 days ago
co-chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger, a Democrat from Maplewood, and Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Republican from Princeton. Wiger, Senate Education Committee chair, concurs that the process is "fractured, confusing and time-consuming." He told us the study... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Lawmakers zero in on college readiness during budget hearingof Education, community colleges and the university system spoke during the fir
Lawmakers zero in on college readiness during budget hearing
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
of Education, community colleges and the university system spoke during the first budget session Monday at the Capitol. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, a Republican from Oxford, says Mississippi spends about $35 million a year... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Lawmakers zero in on college readiness during budget hearingof Education, community colleges and the university system spoke during the fir
Lawmakers zero in on college readiness during budget hearing
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 6 days ago
of Education, community colleges and the university system spoke during the first budget session Monday at the Capitol. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, a Republican from Oxford, says Mississippi spends about $35 million a year... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore area schools work to hang on to new teachersin the school makes it very difficult," said state Sen. Paul Pinsky, a former s
Baltimore area schools work to hang on to new teachers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
in the school makes it very difficult," said state Sen. Paul Pinsky, a former schoolteacher and now vice chairman of the Senate education committee. "We have found it takes a couple years to figure out the culture of a school and to become an... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Arizona legislative candidates stress education, economycharter school owner and former Navajo County supervisor who is now president p
Arizona legislative candidates stress education, economy
Payson Roundup / Posted 7 days ago
charter school owner and former Navajo County supervisor who is now president pro-tem of the Arizona Senate and head of the Senate Education Committee. Martinez hit the incumbent House members for their votes to make the nation’s deepest cuts in... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
How a South Texas School District Spurred a Massive Turnaround - How a South Texas School District Spurred a Massive Turnaround by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 18 2016 After five years of landing on the state’s list of low-performing school...struggling schools, and the partnership with A&M may provide some insight. Edu
How a South Texas School District Spurred a Massive Turnaround - How a South Texas School District Spurred a Massive Turnaround by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 18 2016 After five years of landing on the state’s list of low-performing school...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
struggling schools, and the partnership with A&M may provide some insight. Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the Senate Education Committee this week that the education agency is studying methods employed by districts whose turnarounds... Read more
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Marshall Independent
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorialsco-chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger, a Democrat from Maplewood, and Rep. Sondra Er
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Marshall Independent / Posted 10 days ago
co-chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger, a Democrat from Maplewood, and Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Republican from Princeton. Wiger, Senate Education Committee chair, concurs that the process is "fractured, confusing and time-consuming." He told us the study... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
The best possible back-to-school help we can give Dallas studentscampuses. The need is all the more pressing given Texas Education Commissioner
The best possible back-to-school help we can give Dallas students
Dallas Morning News / Posted 10 days ago
campuses. The need is all the more pressing given Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath's plans, unveiled to the state Senate Education Committee Tuesday, to crack down harder on chronically failing schools. Let's get these schools fixed... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
State plan to change funding rule could save $12 million, but some worry it will hurt kidssolution to reach a higher level of quality for many early ed programs." Sen.
State plan to change funding rule could save $12 million, but some worry it will hurt kids
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
solution to reach a higher level of quality for many early ed programs." Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee and an outspoken supporter of early childhood education, said child care centers stand to lose... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Kuhrt: $37,000 WFISD retreat worth the price tagcommunicate with one other, Kuhrt said. The training comes at a time when Texa
Kuhrt: $37,000 WFISD retreat worth the price tag
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 11 days ago
communicate with one other, Kuhrt said. The training comes at a time when Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, at a Senate Education Committee hearing Tuesday to improve school board governance, said the state aims to be tougher on... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K SpendingTexas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tues
GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K Spending
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 11 days ago
Texas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tuesday, with some GOP members of the Senate Education Committee saying far more data is needed to prove it is worth the investment, while others said it is too soon to judge... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Will Texas see another battle over pre-K funding?whether the state will get its money's worth from the $116 million Texas is inv
Will Texas see another battle over pre-K funding?
Dallas Morning News / Posted 11 days ago
whether the state will get its money's worth from the $116 million Texas is investing to ramp up pre-K efforts. The Senate Education Committee listened to an update on the prekindergarten grants aimed at boosting early childhood education in... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Fixing Low-Performing Schools; Mental Health Services For Police OfficersCommissioner Mike Morath wants to crack down harder on chronically low-performi
Fixing Low-Performing Schools; Mental Health Services For Police Officers
KERA North Texas / Posted 11 days ago
Commissioner Mike Morath wants to crack down harder on chronically low-performing schools. Morath yesterday told the Senate Education Committee he wants to cut the number of schools on the state’s failing list in half over the next five... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K Spending - GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K Spending by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 Texas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tuesday with some GOP members...Texas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tues
GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K Spending - GOP Senators Spar over Value of Pre-K Spending by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 Texas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tuesday with some GOP members...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Texas Republican senators sparred over the benefits of pre-kindergarten on Tuesday, with some GOP members of the Senate Education Committee saying far more data is needed to prove it is worth the investment, while others said it is too soon to judge... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Pre-K program funds rolling outthings like grade retention and special education, which are expensive for dist
Pre-K program funds rolling out
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 12 days ago
things like grade retention and special education, which are expensive for districts and the state." On Tuesday, the state Senate Education Committee asked for an update on the $118 million program. According to the Texas Education Agency, which... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
The Brief: Trump Spokeswoman Blames Gaffes on Earpiece - The Brief: Trump Spokeswoman Blames Gaffes on Earpiece by John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 The Big Conversation Despite a couple of well publicized on-air flubs Donald Trump 's n...another busy day at the Capitol, with committees on both sides of the building
The Brief: Trump Spokeswoman Blames Gaffes on Earpiece - The Brief: Trump Spokeswoman Blames Gaffes on Earpiece by John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 The Big Conversation Despite a couple of well publicized on-air flubs Donald Trump 's n...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
another busy day at the Capitol, with committees on both sides of the building holding legislative interim hearings. The Senate Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. where members will follow up on efforts to build high-quality pre-K programs and... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Failing Texas Schools Facing Tougher State Intervention - Failing Texas Schools Facing Tougher State Intervention by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday outlined plans to crack down harde...the number of schools that end up on the state’s failing list over the next fiv
Failing Texas Schools Facing Tougher State Intervention - Failing Texas Schools Facing Tougher State Intervention by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 16 2016 Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday outlined plans to crack down harde...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
the number of schools that end up on the state’s failing list over the next five years. Addressing the 11-member state Senate Education Committee at a hearing on improving school board governance, Morath said the Texas Education Agency is... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Failing Texas schools facing tougher state interventionthe number of schools that end up on the state’s failing list over the next fiv
Failing Texas schools facing tougher state intervention
KTXS Abilene / Posted 12 days ago
the number of schools that end up on the state’s failing list over the next five years. Addressing the 11-member state Senate Education Committee at a hearing on improving school board governance, Morath said the Texas Education Agency is... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Failing schools will face harsher punishments sooner, Texas education commissioner saysfor struggling schools is the lightest touch but that's usually the least effec
Failing schools will face harsher punishments sooner, Texas education commissioner says
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
for struggling schools is the lightest touch but that's usually the least effective, Commissioner Mike Morath told the Senate Education Committee during a hearing Tuesday morning. The harshest sanctions — which can include replacing campus... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 16a 22-year-old program of parental choice in our public schools. By keeping thi
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 16
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 13 days ago
a 22-year-old program of parental choice in our public schools. By keeping this bill, which had been approved by the Senate Education Committee, the Assembly Education Committee and the full state Senate in their “suspense file,” the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankingsex-Gov. Mike Foster. "So it is taking a lot longer."

State Sen. Conrad Ap

Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankings
The Daily Comet / Posted 13 days ago
ex-Gov. Mike Foster. "So it is taking a lot longer."

State Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie and former chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said the state needs to stick with its push for high expectations, parental choice and... Read more

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The Houma Courier
Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankingsex-Gov. Mike Foster. "So it is taking a lot longer."

State Sen. Conrad Ap

Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankings
The Houma Courier / Posted 13 days ago
ex-Gov. Mike Foster. "So it is taking a lot longer."

State Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie and former chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said the state needs to stick with its push for high expectations, parental choice and... Read more

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Tri-County Citizen
Kahn’s Corner | July 18, 2010examination. Both Maple Grove Fire Department Chief Tom Quaderer and State Fir
Kahn’s Corner | July 18, 2010
Tri-County Citizen / Posted 15 days ago
examination. Both Maple Grove Fire Department Chief Tom Quaderer and State Fire Marshal Ronald Farr testified before the Senate Education Committee in support of my legislation. According to Quaderer, younger individuals who receive firefighter... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
In Tollison, a capable advocate for educationColumbus Rotary Club meeting, the audience heard from Republican Sen. Gray Toll
In Tollison, a capable advocate for education
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
Columbus Rotary Club meeting, the audience heard from Republican Sen. Gray Tollison, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Education Committee. In May, Democrat Rep. Jay Hughes made his case for public education at the Columbus Exchange... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
State senator praises educational advancementAs chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Mississippi Sen. Gray Tollison s
State senator praises educational advancement
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
As chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Mississippi Sen. Gray Tollison suggests student achievement in the state is on the rise, but the academic advancement will "not happen overnight." The Oxford native stressed education's importance as he... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Lawmakers Look at Tying School Funds to Performancethink that in the 21st century we should be looking at other markers of success
Lawmakers Look at Tying School Funds to Performance
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 24 days ago
think that in the 21st century we should be looking at other markers of success besides just showing up,” said the Senate Education Committee member. Along with standardized exam scores, Bettencourt said, performance could be measured by... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas Take: August 4, 20162000s, deaths fell to 15, and in the first six years of this decade there were
Texas Take: August 4, 2016
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 24 days ago
2000s, deaths fell to 15, and in the first six years of this decade there were just six before Saturday.” “The 11-member Senate Education Committee and a hearing room full of education professionals, lobbyists and school and minority advocates... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Is this the end for Dallas County Schools?on a controversial bus camera program that could put county taxpayers on the ho
Is this the end for Dallas County Schools?
Dallas Morning News / Posted 25 days ago
on a controversial bus camera program that could put county taxpayers on the hook for millions, its critics said at a Texas Senate education committee hearing in Austin. Dallas and Harris counties have the two remaining countywide school systems in... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
The Brief: Paxton Keeps Up Fight Against Securities Fraud Charges - The Brief: Paxton Keeps Up Fight Against Securities Fraud Charges by Madeline Conway and John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 3 2016 The Big Conversation Texas Attorney General Ke...help us refine and perfect our story-building process. For more details and req
The Brief: Paxton Keeps Up Fight Against Securities Fraud Charges - The Brief: Paxton Keeps Up Fight Against Securities Fraud Charges by Madeline Conway and John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 3 2016 The Big Conversation Texas Attorney General Ke...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
help us refine and perfect our story-building process. For more details and requirements, click here.The Day Ahead • The Senate Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the Capitol Extension to hear testimony for a performance review of Texas... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Alabama now requires all public schools to teach students cursive before 4th gradeon the books to require cursive writing since the common core curriculum does n
Alabama now requires all public schools to teach students cursive before 4th grade
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 27 days ago
on the books to require cursive writing since the common core curriculum does not include it. And just last week, Nevada’s Senate Education Committee held a hearing on a bill that would require all public elementary schools in the state to teach... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander, Murray Urge Secretary King To Provide More Time For State Accountability Systems Senate education committee leaders on Monday requested changes to the Educati
Alexander, Murray Urge Secretary King To Provide More Time For State Accountability Systems
The Chattanoogan / Posted 27 days ago
Senate education committee leaders on Monday requested changes to the Education Department’s proposed accountability rule to allow more time for states... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander: “Mother May I?” Era In K-12 Education Ends TodayWith the expiration Monday of No Child Left Behind waivers, Senate education co
Alexander: “Mother May I?” Era In K-12 Education Ends Today
The Chattanoogan / Posted 27 days ago
With the expiration Monday of No Child Left Behind waivers, Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander marked Aug. 1, 2016 as “the end of the ‘Mother May I?’ era in K-12 education.” “Today, the national school board era has come to an end.... Read more

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