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Kansas Lawmakers Delay Discussions of Taxes, School Funding

Kansas legislators are delaying discussions about public school funding and raising taxes to fix the state budget. House and Senate negotiators who had planned to convene Tuesday to discuss proposals for increasing income taxes never scheduled a meeting. Lead House…

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Why Carmel doesn’t want one laptop or iPad per student

"Slow and steady wins the race."  That's how administrators at Carmel Clay Schools describe technology integration in its schools, which is unexpected, considering how many schools sprinted to get iPads or laptops for every student. It has been about five years since many schools…

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New Congressional push for student outcomes data

A bipartisan group of senators will begin a push today to overturn a federal prohibition on tracking the educational and employment outcomes of college students. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), all…

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Most Americans unfamiliar with school choice, poll finds

Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about charter schools or private school voucher programs. Still, more Americans feel positively than negatively about expanding those programs, according to a new poll released…

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School districts struggle to hire minority teachers

Mary Tranguch - a second grade teacher at Heights Murray Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre - knows first hand how minority students can benefit from having minority teachers. "I often get smiles from students when they see I am African American…

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