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STEM Academy’s Reach Spans Illinois

The prestigious Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a residential public high school here, serves a small slice of the state's students—650 carefully selected 10th through 12th graders who have demonstrated talent in math and science. However, the school's impact goes…

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Kansas House panel considers opt-in-only sex education

What began as a hearing about human health and sex education for Kansas students evolved Tuesday into a debate on parental involvement and best school practices. The House education committee heard testimony on HB 2620, which would prohibit school districts from…

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Proposed boost to early education fund tabled

A proposal to dramatically increase funding for New Mexico early childhood programs by tapping the state’s $13 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund stalled Monday night in a key Senate committee.

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Dems question schools funding in Corbett budget

There may be more money for public schools in Gov. Corbett's proposed budget, but Democratic legislators on Tuesday questioned whether the administration is paying for it by shortchanging equally important programs.

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States sued over education funding

Any week now, the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts alleging that school spending cuts violate the state's constitution, which promises "suitable" funding for public education.

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Superintendents Push Their Vision for Renewed ESEA

Saying K-12 educators need an escape from the "holding pattern" caused by the years-long delay in reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a group of prominent school leaders has begun a push for members of Congress to embrace…

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