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The Sacramento Bee
Indian mascot names stir outrage, prideFor many years the symbol of Winters High School and its sports teams, the Warr
Indian mascot names stir outrage, pride
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
For many years the symbol of Winters High School and its sports teams, the Warriors, was an Indian wearing a feathered headdress. The symbol still adorns the school’s sign and its gym floor, but it has gradually been replaced by a “W” and a feathered... Read more
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Valley Central
Texas schools still hurting from 2011 budget cuts, data showIn a packed Austin courtroom in 2012, the state's lawyers sought to convince a
Texas schools still hurting from 2011 budget cuts, data show
Valley Central / Posted 2 days ago
In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012, the state's lawyers sought to convince a judge that if Texas schools spent their money wisely, they needn't suffer greatly from a $5.4-billion cut to public schools passed by the Legislature. Surely, an assistant... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
2011 Budget Cuts Still Hamper Schools Data Shows - 2011 Budget Cuts Still Hamper Schools Data Shows by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 31 2015 In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012 the state's lawyers sought to convince a judge that if Texas sc...In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012, the state's lawyers sought to convince a
2011 Budget Cuts Still Hamper Schools Data Shows - 2011 Budget Cuts Still Hamper Schools Data Shows by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune Aug. 31 2015 In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012 the state's lawyers sought to convince a judge that if Texas sc...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012, the state's lawyers sought to convince a judge that if Texas schools spent their money wisely, they needn't suffer greatly from a $5.4-billion cut to public schools passed by the Legislature. Surely, an assistant... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
School behind barsEducation Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch last mont
School behind bars
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch last month announced the start of an experimental program that will temporarily allow federal grants to be used to cover college costs for certain prisoners. Emphasis will be on... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
School contractor relief bill sidetrackedA late-blooming bill aimed at protecting school construction contractors from f
School contractor relief bill sidetracked
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
A late-blooming bill aimed at protecting school construction contractors from financial losses if their “lease-leaseback” deals are voided by in the courts appears to have died just a week after being introduced. Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Canada... Read more
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Roll Call
ESEA Should Address the Impact of Child Poverty on STEM Performance | Commentary By Michael S. Lubell “It is nothing short of a miracle that mod
ESEA Should Address the Impact of Child Poverty on STEM Performance
Roll Call / Posted 12 days ago
| Commentary By Michael S. Lubell “It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.” That was... Read more
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The Advocate
80 percent of online comments collected by state support leaving Common Core unchangedMore than eight of 10 online comments to the state favor leaving the Common Cor
80 percent of online comments collected by state support leaving Common Core unchanged
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
More than eight of 10 online comments to the state favor leaving the Common Core academic standards unchanged, officials said Wednesday morning. Over 30,000 comments were collected by the state Department of Education from July 8-Aug. 5. The... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
New bill would protect school contractors’ paymentsA newly amended bill would allow contractors whose “lease-leaseback” school con
New bill would protect school contractors’ payments
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 14 days ago
A newly amended bill would allow contractors whose “lease-leaseback” school construction agreements are declared illegal to keep their payments. The legislation is aimed at counteracting the impacts of a state appellate court decision in June that a... Read more
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The Advocate
Milton: State mishandled rollout of Common CoreThe new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praise
Milton: State mishandled rollout of Common Core
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
The new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praised Common Core but said Monday that state education leaders bungled the rollout of the new academic standards. State Superintendent of Education John White disagreed. In... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Oregon's looming school-choice battleOregonians who've transferred – or tried to transfer - a child from one public
Oregon's looming school-choice battle
OregonLive.com / Posted 18 days ago
Oregonians who've transferred – or tried to transfer - a child from one public school district to another are likely to have thrown something at some point in the process. A pencil, a cellphone, a Volkswagen, whatever: To say that the state's... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Are Illinois public universities doomed?Illinois has another looming financial crisis on its hands: the state's regiona
Are Illinois public universities doomed?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
Illinois has another looming financial crisis on its hands: the state's regional public universities, a door to upward mobility for tens of thousands of teens every year and the last reliable economic engine in parts of the state. Northern Illinois... Read more
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Pasadena Weekly
Common ExpectationsThe California High School Exit Examination, CAHSEE, will be suspended for thre
Common Expectations
Pasadena Weekly / Posted 20 days ago
The California High School Exit Examination, CAHSEE, will be suspended for three school years starting with incoming freshmen following passage of Senate Bill 172. Public high school students in California have been required to pass the exam in... Read more
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New America Media
Hillary Clinton Proposes $350-B Plan to End College DebtDemocratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton aims to end that debt, announ
Hillary Clinton Proposes $350-B Plan to End College Debt
New America Media / Posted 21 days ago
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton aims to end that debt, announcing a sweeping proposal to provide millions with financial opportunities for college, and reduce interest rates for those shouldering high-interest payments. “No family... Read more
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Salon.com
The big Jeb Bush charter school lie: How Florida became a cautionary tale for the rest of the countryThis article originally appeared on When people begin a story about how to fix
The big Jeb Bush charter school lie: How Florida became a cautionary tale for the rest of the country
Salon.com / Posted 21 days ago
This article originally appeared on When people begin a story about how to fix America, they often start with education, and they often start in communities like Liberty City. Liberty City lies to the west of Miami Beach, across the Biscayne Bay and... Read more
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The Daily Voice - New Rochelle
Albany Update with NYS Senator George LatimerAt Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happeni
Albany Update with NYS Senator George Latimer
The Daily Voice - New Rochelle / Posted 24 days ago
At Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happening in New York State politics from our Senator George Latimer. Bring your questions. Before being elected as Senator in 2012,... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Mamaroneck
Albany Update with NYS Senator George LatimerAt Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happeni
Albany Update with NYS Senator George Latimer
The Daily Voice - Mamaroneck / Posted 26 days ago
At Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happening in New York State politics from our Senator George Latimer. Bring your questions. Before being elected as Senator in 2012,... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Harrison
Albany Update with NYS Senator George LatimerAt Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happeni
Albany Update with NYS Senator George Latimer
The Daily Voice - Harrison / Posted 26 days ago
At Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happening in New York State politics from our Senator George Latimer. Bring your questions. Before being elected as Senator in 2012,... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Rye
Albany Update with NYS Senator George LatimerAt Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happeni
Albany Update with NYS Senator George Latimer
The Daily Voice - Rye / Posted 27 days ago
At Home on the Sound presents: Don’t miss this chance to hear what’s happening in New York State politics from our Senator George Latimer. Bring your questions. Before being elected as Senator in 2012,... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Sen. Lamar Alexander fights for federal support for graduating collegeWASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chair of the Senate education
Sen. Lamar Alexander fights for federal support for graduating college
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 28 days ago
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chair of the Senate education committee, said at a committee hearing Wednesday federal aid and higher education policies should better encourage students to make progress toward graduating on... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to TroopsThe Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favo
Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops
The Huffington Post / Posted 28 days ago
The Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favored student loan contractors of wrongdoing in their treatment of active-duty troops, a trio of Senate Democrats alleged on Wednesday. The three are calling for an... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says Federal Policies Should Encourage Students To Complete College On TimeU.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Wednesday said federal
Alexander Says Federal Policies Should Encourage Students To Complete College On Time
The Chattanoogan / Posted 28 days ago
U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Wednesday said federal aid policies should encourage students to make progress in college and complete on time, and higher education policies should help colleges and universities help their... Read more
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The Advocate
Top state educators disagree on rollout of Common CoreThe new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praise
Top state educators disagree on rollout of Common Core
The Advocate / Posted 30 days ago
The new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praised Common Core but said Monday state education leaders bungled the rollout of the new academic standards. State Superintendent of Education John White disagreed. In an... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Lawmakers work to stop on-campus sex assaultsStudents returning to college this year will find new rules in place aimed at c
Lawmakers work to stop on-campus sex assaults
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
Students returning to college this year will find new rules in place aimed at cracking down on sexual assaults. This morning, the senate education committee says more is needed to protect victims and punish abusers. One bi-partisan plan would... Read more

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