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Lawmaker blasts ‘radical’ pre-K decision

A Nashville lawmaker said that Republican leaders’ reluctance to expand pre-kindergarten programs comes as “a shock and a disappointment.” State Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, said in a press release Thursday that he believes House Speaker Beth Harwell and other Republican leaders…

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De Blasio announces NYC pre-kindergarten push

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is ramping up his campaign to pass his universal pre-kindergarten plan. De Blasio on Thursday announced a website and ad campaign meant to push lawmakers to pass the plan.

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6 states to share $280 million in latest Race to the Top awards

The United States Department of Education has chosen six states to receive Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in the third round of funding for the initiative. The states, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont, join 14 others as RTT-ELC grant…

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D.C. adopts new K-12 science standards

Washington, DC is joining eight states in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, which are meant to strengthen science education by prioritizing critical thinking and problem solving over memorization of facts.

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Protecting student privacy in the data age

In Kentucky, parents, educators and policy makers can track how many students from a high school go to college, and once they are there, how many require remedial classes. Massachusetts is one of several states with an early warning indicator system, which flags…

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