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Governor announces $6.5 million in School Safety Grants

Governor Tom Corbett and Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) today were joined by lawmakers, law enforcement and Lancaster School District officials at McCaskey East High School to announce the recent award of $6.5 million in school safety…

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Education gets top billing on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt.

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Making STEM a Part of Everyday Life

Exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics is a cornerstone of a 21st Century education, and proficiency in STEM-related skills is vital to a globally competitive workforce. According to the Spring 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, “STEM 101: Intro to Tomorrow’s…

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Missouri lawmakers agree on education funding

Missouri lawmakers have agreed on funding increases for public schools, colleges and universities for the upcoming year. But if revenues met Gov. Jay Nixon’s more optimistic projections, schools could get up to a $278 million increase.

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Early Reports Suggest Few Field-Testing Snags

Field-testing of two multistate online assessments is going more smoothly than many educators had expected, despite technological glitches in the coast-to-coast experiment. And even though the exams, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, are still in the tryout phase,…

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