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Louisiana education board to consider school funding changes

Louisiana's top education board is being asked to consider changes to Louisiana's complex formula for divvying up money to public schools and to steer new money to technical training courses and special education. A task force looking at the formula, which…

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Opinion: What’s the matter with Kansas’ schools?

In recent years Kansas has become the epicenter of a new battle over the states’ obligation to adequately fund public education. Even though the state Constitution requires that it make “suitable provision” for financing public education, Gov. Sam Brownback and…

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For right, Common Core fight prelude to bigger agenda

National advocacy groups powered by the Koch brothers and other conservative megadonors have found a new cause ripe with political promise: the fight to bring down the Common Core academic standards. The groups are stoking populist anger over the standards —…

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U.S. News releases 2014 best online programs rankings

One of the biggest changes to higher education in recent years has been the evolving profile of the average college student. While that student was once full-time, young and financially dependent on loans or other support, today he or she…

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How lasting are the benefits of preschool?

As President Obama advocates for a dramatic expansion of publicly funded preschool, there is growing debate about whether preschool pays off academically for kids. Most controversial is the so-called “fade-out” effect that has surfaced in research, showing that students who attend preschool…

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Eric Cantor vows fierce protection of school choice

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor vowed Wednesday to protect and promote school choice programs and attacked Democratic politicians, including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, for seeking to block the growth of charter schools and voucher programs.

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Nebraska ed department begins plans to ‘score’ schools

The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications. The department is taking its cue from the Legislature,…

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