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Portland school board declares emergency

The Portland school board has unanimously declared a state of emergency, a move that allows the schools superintendent to spend money on preparations for a strike, including hiring replacement teachers.

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Davis pushes increased funding for pre-K programs

In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.

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Poll: Pre-K tax hike not as popular as NY funds

More New York City voters support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to pay for prekindergarten expansion with existing state funds than Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a tax increase, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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Why We Need Professionals in Cafeterias, Not Just Classrooms

When we send our children off to school, we expect -- rightfully so -- that they will be taught by professionals trained in childhood development, instructional methods, and, most importantly, the subject matter they are teaching.  Yet across the nation,…

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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South. When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Some miss out on the day's nutritious meal as…

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Opinion: Bill Gates: Commend Common Core

Last month, Melinda and I published our foundation's annual letter, about myths that block progress for the poorest. We focus on myths about global issues, like the myth that foreign aid is a big waste, but when it comes to domestic…

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