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Many students staying in school over break

Wesleyan University has joined the growing list of colleges in Connecticut offering students the choice of taking an extra class over their winter break. Other schools, including the University of Connecticut, are expanding their winter intersession offerings, citing a demand from…

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Maine student loan tax credit program falls flat

It’s been more than five years since Maine created tax credits for college graduates who remain in the state to work, but only a fraction of graduates take advantage of the program because of the state’s failure to effectively market…

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GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equivalency tests offered in several states will usher in a new…

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Blog: NY Urban League supports Common Core standards

As we prepare for 2014, our thoughts turn to the events that shaped our year, from the acquittal of George Zimmerman to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, it has…

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Task force members clash on education funding

A legislative task force clashed Tuesday over funding as they worked on a blueprint for addressing education in Alaska. Members of the House Task Force on Sustainable Education, working on a draft presentation during a teleconferenced meeting, agreed with language stating…

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Editorial: Why do the feds meddle with school choice?

School choice advocates cheered last month when the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its bid to halt Louisiana's tuition voucher program, but this battle isn't over. The feds are still intent on meddling with a program that's designed to give…

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Ex-teacher, principal picked to lead NYC schools

A former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education will be the next leader of the nation's largest public school system, New York City's incoming mayor announced Monday. Carmen Farina, also a former deputy chancellor of city schools, will…

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Miss. may see short fall in education funding in 2014

Mississippi's Adequate Education Program may once again see a short fall in funding this upcoming fiscal year. MPB's Paul Boger reports state education officials are trying to persuade legislators to ramp-up the programs budget.  When the MAEP was passed in…

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California charter caters to home-schooled students

It’s a truism that a child’s most important teacher is his or her parent, but one charter school here uses that mantra literally, as a blueprint to reconnect one group of families that have become disengaged from public schools: home…

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