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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
District's plans on line in voteVoters in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will decide on a 7
District's plans on line in vote
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 hours ago
Voters in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will decide on a 7.6-mill property-tax increase for school construction and expansion at a special election Tuesday. If approved, the money generated by the tax increase will go toward an... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Hanley: No 'sour grapes' over resigning as education chiefJUNEAU — Outgoing state education commissioner Mike Hanley said Friday that he
Hanley: No 'sour grapes' over resigning as education chief
Juneau Empire / Posted 5 hours ago
JUNEAU — Outgoing state education commissioner Mike Hanley said Friday that he had some professional disagreements with the state board of education. But he said that’s not a “sour grapes statement.” “They’ve chosen a different path that requires... Read more
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Daily Record
LETTER: Fight Common Core, by any nameFederal Common Core Standards were adopted, sight unseen, by the State Board of
LETTER: Fight Common Core, by any name
Daily Record / Posted 7 hours ago
Federal Common Core Standards were adopted, sight unseen, by the State Board of Education, in June of 2009, in a rush to be eligible for President Obama’s stimulus funding. Since then, much has happened, but the will of the public is still being... Read more
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KFOX 14 El Paso
Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online examAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texa
Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam
KFOX 14 El Paso / Posted 10 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Local teacher, city councilman sound off on RAISE ActA proposed state bill called the RAISE Act could change the tenure program for
Local teacher, city councilman sound off on RAISE Act
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 12 hours ago
A proposed state bill called the RAISE Act could change the tenure program for teachers and create a statewide evaluation of teachers. Some locals in the education community say they have serious concerns about the RAISE Act. The bill hasn’t been... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVESBY THE NUMBERS Number of jobs expected to be created by the tire plant and por
LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 hours ago
BY THE NUMBERS Number of jobs expected to be created by the tire plant and port projects for which lawmakers approved millions in incentives. Amount state is borrowing and investing into the tire and port projects. Average... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Local teacher, city councilman sound off on RAISE ActA proposed state bill called the RAISE Act could change the tenure program for
Local teacher, city councilman sound off on RAISE Act
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 13 hours ago
A proposed state bill called the RAISE Act could change the tenure program for teachers and create a statewide evaluation of teachers. Some locals in the education community say they have serious concerns about the RAISE Act. The bill hasn’t been... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is ClearOn a variety of measures of academic performance, ranging from test scores to g
Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is Clear
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 14 hours ago
On a variety of measures of academic performance, ranging from test scores to graduation rates, the state's school system has not been even adequate for many years. Note we referred to the system. Many teachers and administrators do excellent work.... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards ends Jindal’s courtroom politickingWin or lose, and former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s favored lawyers lost a lot, it was
Edwards ends Jindal’s courtroom politicking
The Advocate / Posted 16 hours ago
Win or lose, and former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s favored lawyers lost a lot, it was never good government for the late administration to gin up lawsuits over policy issues. Maybe it was good for news releases, given that Jindal was playing to national... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Kent Board Rejects Proposal to Arm TeachersSchool officials in Kent will not pursue a recommendation that the town's only
Kent Board Rejects Proposal to Arm Teachers
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
School officials in Kent will not pursue a recommendation that the town's only elementary school consider participating in a program that trains teachers and staff to respond to a school shooting. "The Kent Center School Board of Education is not in... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama school officials reviewing rules for transgender studentsAlabama education officials have spent the last few weeks reviewing legal issue
Alabama school officials reviewing rules for transgender students
Al.com / Posted yesterday
Alabama education officials have spent the last few weeks reviewing legal issues associated with transgender students and access to locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties. Officials with the Alabama Association of School Boards -- during... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Homeowner seeks to move property from Columbus to Westerville schools Education databases Columbus City Schools wants to keep it, and Westerville
Homeowner seeks to move property from Columbus to Westerville schools
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Education databases Columbus City Schools wants to keep it, and Westerville City Schools won't take it. But the Ohio Board of Education still voted unanimously last month to... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Official: Sub shortage easier problem for schools to fixShould a district settle for sub-par teacher candidates, it’s tough to bring th
Official: Sub shortage easier problem for schools to fix
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
Should a district settle for sub-par teacher candidates, it’s tough to bring them up to speed with professional development if there’s no one to sub. That’s why many teachers are spending their summer “time off” training and adding and updating... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Study concludes Vermont may be spending too much on educationMONTPELIER >> Is Vermont spending too little or too much on schools? The
Study concludes Vermont may be spending too much on education
Bennington Banner / Posted yesterday
MONTPELIER >> Is Vermont spending too little or too much on schools? The question is on many minds. The answer, according to experts hired by the state, is that Vermont may have spent about 10 percent more than necessary in the 2014-2015 school... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Official: Sub shortage an easier problem for schools to fixShould a district settle for sub-par teacher candidates, it’s tough to bring th
Official: Sub shortage an easier problem for schools to fix
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
Should a district settle for sub-par teacher candidates, it’s tough to bring them up to speed with professional development if there’s no one to sub. That’s why many teachers are spending their summer “time off” training and adding and updating... Read more
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The News & Observer
In NC, a teacher shortage develops by design | News & Observer February 4, 2016 6:48 PM Teacher prep programs lag Enro
In NC, a teacher shortage develops by design
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
| News & Observer February 4, 2016 6:48 PM Teacher prep programs lag Enrollment is down Pay is a major issue One would have thought, when Republican... Read more
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Deseret News
Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluationsSALT LAKE CITY — Students' performance on SAGE, Utah's year-end test, might be
Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
SALT LAKE CITY — Students' performance on SAGE, Utah's year-end test, might be taken out of the equation when school administrators evaluate their teachers, and some high school juniors might not have to take the exam starting next year. That's the... Read more
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The Morning Sun
NHS students, staff honored for reading successARMA — Northeast USD 246 eighth graders were recognized by the Kansas State Boa
NHS students, staff honored for reading success
The Morning Sun / Posted yesterday
ARMA — Northeast USD 246 eighth graders were recognized by the Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday with a presentation of the state's Challenge Award for excelling on reading scores.Kansas State Board of Education District 9 member Jim Porter... Read more
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Sidney Sun Telegraph
School state testing interrupted, again, by online breakdownsThe Nebraska State Board of Education has said it will look for a new direction
School state testing interrupted, again, by online breakdowns
Sidney Sun Telegraph / Posted yesterday
The Nebraska State Board of Education has said it will look for a new direction in state testing after outages disrupted thousands of Nebraska students last month. "On Thursday, some State Board of Education members expressed dismay and frustration... Read more
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Al.com
General Fund, teacher pay raise on front burner at State HouseThe state budgets and a pay raise for teachers emerged as front-burner issues d
General Fund, teacher pay raise on front burner at State House
Al.com / Posted yesterday
The state budgets and a pay raise for teachers emerged as front-burner issues during the first week of the Alabama legislative session. Bentley also proposed a 2 percent pay raise for education employees in K-12 schools and community colleges. There... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Legislators voice doubts on ADE's rule change for National Board Certified TeachersYesterday, ten members of the House Education Committee signed a letter address
Legislators voice doubts on ADE's rule change for National Board Certified Teachers
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
Yesterday, ten members of the House Education Committee signed a letter addressed to state Education Commissioner Johnny Key expressing concerns about a proposed rule change that would scale back stipends for Arkansas teachers with National Board... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Education department unveils new score reports for Florida testsAfter Florida students take state exams this spring, their parents will get bac
Education department unveils new score reports for Florida tests
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
After Florida students take state exams this spring, their parents will get back newly redesigned score reports meant to provide an easy-to-understand picture of how their youngsters did. The Florida Department of Education unveiled the new reports... Read more
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The Marietta Times
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
The Marietta Times / Posted yesterday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Concealed carry bill advances in WV HouseA bill that would allow West Virginia residents to carry concealed weapons with
Concealed carry bill advances in WV House
The Charleston State Journal / Posted yesterday
A bill that would allow West Virginia residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit will make it to a floor vote in the state House of Delegates, but not before several proposed amendments are considered. The bill passed its second reading... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
North Carolina news in briefUniversity of North Carolina chairman defends raises RALEIGH — The chairman of
North Carolina news in brief
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted yesterday
University of North Carolina chairman defends raises RALEIGH — The chairman of the board at the University of North Carolina is defending raises given to high-level administrators. Chairman Dwight Stone told The News & Observer of Raleigh on... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV lawmakers hear public input on Common Core standardsJudging by testimony this week before the West Virginia House of Delegates, lot
WV lawmakers hear public input on Common Core standards
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Judging by testimony this week before the West Virginia House of Delegates, lots of parents hate so-called “Common Core” education standards, school officials and administrators want parents to trust what they’re doing, and teachers are caught in the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Transgender rules key to fate of LePage’s education chief pickAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has rece
Transgender rules key to fate of LePage’s education chief pick
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has received a unanimous endorsement from the State Board of Education but could face challenges when his nomination reaches the Legislature. LePage nominated William Beardsley... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Education leader nominee to be vetted by LegislatureAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has rece
Education leader nominee to be vetted by Legislature
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has received a unanimous endorsement from the State Board of Education but could face challenges when his nomination reaches the Legislature. LePage nominated William Beardsley... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income studentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income students
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping low-income students achieve success in the classroom. The Illinois State Board of Education announced Thursday that Healy Elementary School in Chicago and Parkside... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income studentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income students
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping low-income students achieve success in the classroom. The Illinois State Board of Education announced Thursday that Healy Elementary School in Chicago and Parkside... Read more
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Daily Herald
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income studentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping low-
2 Illinois schools honored for helping low-income students
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two Illinois schools have been recognized for helping low-income students achieve success in the classroom. The Illinois State Board of Education announced Thursday that Healy Elementary School in Chicago and Parkside Elementary... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 2 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 2 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 2 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plansCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to subm
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 2 days ago
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State education officials say 25 counties plan to submit proposals this month for certifying teachers who don't have a formal education background. Approved by lawmakers last year, it allows for the alternative certification... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Gregg County candidates square off at Longview forumLONGVIEW (KYTX) - Gregg County candidates took the stage Thursday night to talk
Gregg County candidates square off at Longview forum
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 2 days ago
LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Gregg County candidates took the stage Thursday night to talk about their plans and agendas with the primary election right around the corner. The NAACP of Longview and the Longview Metro Chamber of Commerce presented Thursday's... Read more
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Alaska Public
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016Alaska News Nightly: Obama proposes big new tax on oil Liz Ruskin, APRN-Wash
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: Obama proposes big new tax on oil Liz Ruskin, APRN-Washington, DC President Obama wants to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil. The White House says the tax is included in the budget the president... Read more
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Al.com
Conversation of the Day: Are Common Core standards hurting students?Could Common Core be on its way out of Alabama? Earlier this week, the Senate
Conversation of the Day: Are Common Core standards hurting students?
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
Could Common Core be on its way out of Alabama? Earlier this week, the Senate Education Policy Committee discussed -- but did not vote on -- the bill to do away with the state's standards applying to math and English curriculum. This isn't the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU Garners Triple the Support of EmanuelThe Chicago Teacher’s Union received three times more support from Chicagoans t
CTU Garners Triple the Support of Emanuel
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
The Chicago Teacher’s Union received three times more support from Chicagoans than Mayor Rahm Emanuel on how to improve the city’s ailing public school system, according to a Chicago Tribune report released Thursday. According to the poll, 60... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox school board, commission join forces against vouchersMembers of a Knox County joint education committee decided Thursday to ask memb
Knox school board, commission join forces against vouchers
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Members of a Knox County joint education committee decided Thursday to ask members of their respective bodies to reach out to legislators about their collective opposition on school vouchers before the full House votes on the bill Monday. The... Read more
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Deseret News
Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschoolSALT LAKE CITY — Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, la
Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschool
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, lawmakers gave early approval Thursday to a bill that would expand preschool offerings to Utah children. The bill comes with an $11.5 million price tag, but it would make... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Aerial videos of CTU rally in the Loop shuts down trafficCHICAGO -- The CTU rally in the Loop is causing major delays to evening commute
Aerial videos of CTU rally in the Loop shuts down traffic
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO -- The CTU rally in the Loop is causing major delays to evening commuters. Thousands of protesters are joining the teachers in the Loop with expected delays. CTU is upset about proposed layoffs, up to 1000 teachers, as well as $725 million... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC education department requested money shift from reading program to salaries | News & Observer February 4, 2016 6:57 PM DPI asked last month to keep ag
NC education department requested money shift from reading program to salaries
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
| News & Observer February 4, 2016 6:57 PM DPI asked last month to keep agency jobs using... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
State revises number of failing charter schools to get federal grant money The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackl
State revises number of failing charter schools to get federal grant money
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know As state... Read more
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Alaska Public
Education commissioner Mike Hanley stepping down Mike Hanley. (Photo from state of Alaska) Mike Hanley is stepping down as Al
Education commissioner Mike Hanley stepping down
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
Mike Hanley. (Photo from state of Alaska) Mike Hanley is stepping down as Alaska’s education commissioner. Governor Bill Walker announced the leadership change in a press release Thursday... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
BriefsBeth Rountree of Henderson County has been reappointed to the North Carolina Bo
Briefs
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
Beth Rountree of Henderson County has been reappointed to the North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners, the Office of Gov. Pat McCrory announced Wednesday. Rountree is a licensed real estate broker. She provides relevant resources and... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC approves Wake County charter school expansions and renewals | News & Observer February 4, 2016 4:21 PM 4 Wake charters get OK for enro
NC approves Wake County charter school expansions and renewals
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
| News & Observer February 4, 2016 4:21 PM 4 Wake charters get OK for enrollment expansion Hope Leadership Academy gets... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
House panel considers free tuition; K-12 funding in SenateThe House Higher Education Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal th
House panel considers free tuition; K-12 funding in Senate
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 2 days ago
The House Higher Education Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal that would make community and technical college tuition free for anyone who doesn't already have a bachelor's degree. The proposal, House Bill 2820, would also help some... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
As policymakers battle over budget, education commissioner resignsJUNEAU – Education Commissioner Mike Hanley has submitted a letter of resignati
As policymakers battle over budget, education commissioner resigns
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 2 days ago
JUNEAU – Education Commissioner Mike Hanley has submitted a letter of resignation, with the governor and State Board of Education and Early Development saying a leadership change is needed to address key challenges involving Alaska education. “I... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Two Illinois schools selected as National Title I Distinguished SchoolsSPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Board of Education officials have announced that t
Two Illinois schools selected as National Title I Distinguished Schools
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Board of Education officials have announced that two schools in the state have been selected as National Distinguished Schools during the National Title I Association annual conference. ISBE officials say Parkside... Read more
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