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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says He Will Closely Watch Process After Education Department Terminates Accrediting CouncilSenator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate education committee, on Thu
Alexander Says He Will Closely Watch Process After Education Department Terminates Accrediting Council
The Chattanoogan / Posted 2 days ago
Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate education committee, on Thursday released the following statement about the decision by the U.S. Department of Education to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Arizona Lawmakers push for re-electionand water resources. Thorpe touted his efforts to negate federal regulations a
Arizona Lawmakers push for re-election
Payson Roundup / Posted 3 days ago
and water resources. Thorpe touted his efforts to negate federal regulations and control in Arizona. Allen chairs the Senate Education committee and is also co-founded the charter school George Washington Academy in Snowflake. The Senator... Read more
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Philly.com
ITT schools have been ripping off students and saddling them with debt for yearsinterest rates as high as 25 percent, according to a complaint filed by the Con
ITT schools have been ripping off students and saddling them with debt for years
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
interest rates as high as 25 percent, according to a complaint filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A 2014 Senate Education Committee investigation concluded that spending four years at an ITT school could cost a student almost... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Lawmakers score poorly on schoolsfor public education in a report released by education advocacy groups. Senato
Lawmakers score poorly on schools
Payson Roundup / Posted 4 days ago
for public education in a report released by education advocacy groups. Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) heads the Senate education committee and is part owner of a charter school in Snowflake, but got a 13 percent rating from AZ Schools... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
State education chief: Work urgently to improve Hamilton County's worst schoolsat Volkswagen by the Hamilton County's legislative delegation. State Sen. Todd
State education chief: Work urgently to improve Hamilton County's worst schools
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
at Volkswagen by the Hamilton County's legislative delegation. State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, a member of the Senate Education Committee, said lawmakers invited themselves into the conversation about education in Hamilton County and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Comptroller: No way to tell if Tennessee charter schools receiving right amount of moneyspokesman for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, which produced the rep
Comptroller: No way to tell if Tennessee charter schools receiving right amount of money
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
spokesman for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, which produced the report. Dunn said the report came after the Senate education committee asked his office to look into whether charter schools, which are public, receive the proper... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio legislature might delve into e-school attendanceconsiderable conversation going on around that general concept,” said Sen. Pegg
Ohio legislature might delve into e-school attendance
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
considerable conversation going on around that general concept,” said Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. “I think it makes sense. It incentivizes the school to stay on top of the student, to call him up... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Help students by improving training for counselersand business leaders a chance to work together to improve a key element of our
Help students by improving training for counselers
Detroit Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
and business leaders a chance to work together to improve a key element of our students’ lives — their future. The Senate Education Committee should not waste a moment of the shortened fall session on anything other than passing House Bill... Read more
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11 News Houston
Savings accounts could change Texas education systemother education options like private school, tutors or community college credit
Savings accounts could change Texas education system
11 News Houston / Posted 10 days ago
other education options like private school, tutors or community college credit. Five states currently use ESAs, and the Senate Education Committee is evaluating what works best in those states during testimony at the Capitol this... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Savings accounts could change Texas education systemother education options like private school, tutors or community college credit
Savings accounts could change Texas education system
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 10 days ago
other education options like private school, tutors or community college credit. Five states currently use ESAs, and the Senate Education Committee is evaluating what works best in those states during testimony at the Capitol this... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas House leaders move to boost school funds; Senate eyes vouchersschool finance bill outlined Tuesday by House leaders. While House members mov
Texas House leaders move to boost school funds; Senate eyes vouchers
Dallas Morning News / Posted 10 days ago
school finance bill outlined Tuesday by House leaders. While House members moved to shore up public school funding, the Senate Education Committee moved in another direction, approving a $100 million private school voucher measure. That... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Legislature to Blame for Mexican-American Studies Textbook Ed Board Members Say - Legislature to Blame for Mexican-American Studies Textbook Ed Board Members Say by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 Editor's note: This story has been up...Antonio, acknowledged that “legislation has a history of unintended consequence
Legislature to Blame for Mexican-American Studies Textbook Ed Board Members Say - Legislature to Blame for Mexican-American Studies Textbook Ed Board Members Say by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 Editor's note: This story has been up...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
Antonio, acknowledged that “legislation has a history of unintended consequences and this very well may be a case.”The Senate Education Committee is “looking at everything including this issue you’re bringing up,” state Sen. José Rodríguez,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Legislature To Blame For Mexican-American Studies Textbook, Ed Board Members SayAntonio, acknowledged that “legislation has a history of unintended consequence
Legislature To Blame For Mexican-American Studies Textbook, Ed Board Members Say
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
Antonio, acknowledged that “legislation has a history of unintended consequences and this very well may be a case.”The Senate Education Committee is “looking at everything including this issue you’re bringing up,” state Sen. José Rodríguez,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Committee to take up school choiceAUSTIN - The Senate Education Committee will once again take up the issue of sc
Committee to take up school choice
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 11 days ago
AUSTIN - The Senate Education Committee will once again take up the issue of school choice at a hearing Wednesday. It's an issue that would have major implications for Texas children. A bill passed the Senate last year that would have provided tax... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
School Funding Commission Legislation AdvancesJersey Senate committee has advanced legislation that would create a commission
School Funding Commission Legislation Advances
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted 12 days ago
Jersey Senate committee has advanced legislation that would create a commission to develop a school funding reform plan. Senate Education Committee chair Teresa Ruiz says New Jersey's current school aid formula has not been fully funded for... Read more
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The Houma Courier
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John Whiteto understand that it is time to let the reforms that we put in place take effe
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White
The Houma Courier / Posted 12 days ago
to understand that it is time to let the reforms that we put in place take effect and start having an impact," said former Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie. He is now a rank-and-file member of the committee. The new... Read more
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The Daily Comet
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John Whiteto understand that it is time to let the reforms that we put in place take effe
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White
The Daily Comet / Posted 12 days ago
to understand that it is time to let the reforms that we put in place take effect and start having an impact," said former Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie. He is now a rank-and-file member of the committee. The new... Read more
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Fortune
Inside the White House on September 11She was getting dressed in silence in the second floor bedroom, rehearsing the
Inside the White House on September 11
Fortune / Posted 13 days ago
She was getting dressed in silence in the second floor bedroom, rehearsing the statement she was set to make before the Senate Education Committee that morning. She was nervous about her visit to Capitol Hill, where she was set to brief the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
ECOT not alone in attendance strugglesthe state. “If we dock them (funding), it’s going to be a big hit,” said Sen.
ECOT not alone in attendance struggles
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
the state. “If we dock them (funding), it’s going to be a big hit,” said Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. “But on the other hand, are we uncovering a huge problem here with online learning that... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
George W. Bush Presidential Museum offers quiet place to remember 9/11school in Florida — a copy of that day’s intended itinerary is on display — and
George W. Bush Presidential Museum offers quiet place to remember 9/11
Dallas Morning News / Posted 14 days ago
school in Florida — a copy of that day’s intended itinerary is on display — and the former first lady set to brief the Senate Education Committee in Washington. But on Sept. 11, Bush's presidency — and the world — abruptly changed... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limitscost of compliance. Lawmakers revisited the battle over the effectiveness of t
Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limits
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 17 days ago
cost of compliance. Lawmakers revisited the battle over the effectiveness of the program during an August meeting of the Senate Education Committee. Republicans on the panel sparred over the state's investment in the initiative, calling for more... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limits - Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limits by Morgan Smith The Texas Tribune Sept. 6 2016 To improve pre-kindergarten education Texas schools should keep class sizes small ...cost of compliance. Lawmakers revisited the battle over the effectiveness of t
Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limits - Texas Education Agency Recommends Pre-K Class Size Limits by Morgan Smith The Texas Tribune Sept. 6 2016 To improve pre-kindergarten education Texas schools should keep class sizes small ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
cost of compliance. Lawmakers revisited the battle over the effectiveness of the program during an August meeting of the Senate Education Committee. Republicans on the panel sparred over the state's investment in the initiative, calling for more... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Incumbents smother rebellionsDemocratic primary for the Senate seat. She will face Sen. Allen, who owns part
Incumbents smother rebellions
Payson Roundup / Posted 22 days ago
Democratic primary for the Senate seat. She will face Sen. Allen, who owns part interest in a charter school and heads the Senate Education Committee. Bagley has made increasing state support for K-12 schools and universities her central campaign... Read more
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Daily Record
From pre-K to college, we need to investand expand preschool education statewide. The budget we passed in June include
From pre-K to college, we need to invest
Daily Record / Posted 22 days ago
and expand preschool education statewide. The budget we passed in June included a $25 million appropriation sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chair Teresa Ruiz as the first stage in a multi-year plan to expand preschool to 17 more school... Read more
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Boise Weekly
From the Far Marginsturned them and the teachers, counselors and reading programs they represent in
From the Far Margins
Boise Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
turned them and the teachers, counselors and reading programs they represent into dust. For the four years I served on the Senate Education Committee I watched lobbyists for the education technology industry slowly siphon 10s of millions of dollars... Read more
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The Mercury News
Online schools: Susan Bonilla shelves bill after interest groups water it downlow-performing network of "virtual" academies serving about 15,000 students acr
Online schools: Susan Bonilla shelves bill after interest groups water it down
The Mercury News / Posted 25 days ago
low-performing network of "virtual" academies serving about 15,000 students across the state. The legislation cleared the Senate Education Committee in June on a party line 6-2 vote after a spirited debate about the role private companies should... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Hidden tax on Texas college tuition must endIn 2013, as chair of the Senate Education Committee, I worked with the Texas Ho
Hidden tax on Texas college tuition must end
Dallas Morning News / Posted 25 days ago
In 2013, as chair of the Senate Education Committee, I worked with the Texas House to unanimously pass legislation to ensure that every student would be prepared for college or a career. Many students in Texas need assistance to reach that goal. As... Read more
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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 28 days ago
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 30 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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