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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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GOP senator wants Conn. education official to quit

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday called on Connecticut’s education commissioner to resign, saying he has failed to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s key education initiatives.

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Preschool push moving ahead in many states

Preschool is having its moment, as a favored cause for politicians and interest groups who ordinarily have trouble agreeing on the time of day. President Obama devoted part of his State of the Union address to it, while the deeply…

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Wisconsin chamber official defends Common Core

The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce is speaking out in support of Common Core academic standards that have drawn fire from some conservatives in the state Legislature and calls for changes from Gov. Scott Walker.

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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

A group representing North Carolina teachers said Monday it is expanding efforts to fight a state law that phases out job protections in place for more than 40 years in favor of employment contracts that supporters say will promote sharper…

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Castro to feds: cut out the middleman for preschool funds

Mayor Julián Castro called on the federal government Monday to expand access for preschool funding to local entities and school districts “because some of us are locked in state governments that don't fully understand the value of early childhood education.”

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