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Blog: NY Urban League supports Common Core standards

As we prepare for 2014, our thoughts turn to the events that shaped our year, from the acquittal of George Zimmerman to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, it has…

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Task force members clash on education funding

A legislative task force clashed Tuesday over funding as they worked on a blueprint for addressing education in Alaska. Members of the House Task Force on Sustainable Education, working on a draft presentation during a teleconferenced meeting, agreed with language stating…

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Editorial: Why do the feds meddle with school choice?

School choice advocates cheered last month when the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its bid to halt Louisiana's tuition voucher program, but this battle isn't over. The feds are still intent on meddling with a program that's designed to give…

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Ex-teacher, principal picked to lead NYC schools

A former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education will be the next leader of the nation's largest public school system, New York City's incoming mayor announced Monday. Carmen Farina, also a former deputy chancellor of city schools, will…

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Miss. may see short fall in education funding in 2014

Mississippi's Adequate Education Program may once again see a short fall in funding this upcoming fiscal year. MPB's Paul Boger reports state education officials are trying to persuade legislators to ramp-up the programs budget.  When the MAEP was passed in…

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California charter caters to home-schooled students

It’s a truism that a child’s most important teacher is his or her parent, but one charter school here uses that mantra literally, as a blueprint to reconnect one group of families that have become disengaged from public schools: home…

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Grand Rapids schools look for arts education renaissance

A new Grand Rapids Public Schools program that marries the fine arts with traditional academics by partnering with West Michigan’s cultural institutions and Grand Valley State University is trying to buck a statewide slip in dedicated arts education.

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What to watch for when congress writes edu-spending bills

Think education advocates work is all done now that Congress is all done with the big budget deal? Think again. Now that lawmakers have decided to largely roll back sequestration (those automatic across-board cuts to education spending) for two years, advocates…

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