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Indiana Senate sends bill to kill Common Core to House

The state would move away from controversial Common Core education standards and replace them with curriculum guides written by Indiana officials under a bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. The Republican-backed measure passed 36-12

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Teacher turnover up in many East Texas districts

cross East Texas, the number of teachers who left school districts in 2012-13 largely increased compared with the year before, along with the state average. The biggest change for many districts was a loss of experienced teachers as, officials said,…

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Support for early childhood education growing in Michigan

Batoul Hammoud’s 4-year-old son could not recite the alphabet or count to 10. But five months after enrolling in an early childhood center, Alawie Educational Services, Mohamad Hammoud not only knows the alphabet, he can spell his name, his parents’ names…

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Teachers’ push for back pay may pinch New York City

As New York’s 152 municipal unions line up to press Mayor Bill de Blasio for raises and back pay, his administration and the powerful teachers’ union are reaching the final stages of a largely overlooked, drawn-out battle that could prove enormously expensive…

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Corbett unveils budget with focus on schools, pensions

The $29.4 billion budget that Gov. Corbett unveiled Tuesday was packed with what millions of Pennsylvanians would consider good news: A big boost for public schools. More money for the disabled. Fewer taxes on businesses. But the debate that will dominate…

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Bill Gates masters D.C. — and the world

Bill Gates did not make a good impression the first time he testified on Capitol Hill, but Gates soon realized that approach wasn’t working — and turned himself into a player. The man who just 15 years ago couldn’t be bothered…

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