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White House Urged To Fully Fund IDEA

A federal agency and more than 130 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to allocate more funding for special education in his upcoming budget proposal.

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STEM Academy’s Reach Spans Illinois

The prestigious Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a residential public high school here, serves a small slice of the state's students—650 carefully selected 10th through 12th graders who have demonstrated talent in math and science. However, the school's impact goes…

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Kansas House panel considers opt-in-only sex education

What began as a hearing about human health and sex education for Kansas students evolved Tuesday into a debate on parental involvement and best school practices. The House education committee heard testimony on HB 2620, which would prohibit school districts from…

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Proposed boost to early education fund tabled

A proposal to dramatically increase funding for New Mexico early childhood programs by tapping the state’s $13 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund stalled Monday night in a key Senate committee.

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Advocates: Pre-K overhaul faces funding threat

A lack of money is threatening the Jindal administration’s highly touted overhaul of Louisiana’s fractured prekindergarten system, child care advocates say. “If you are not funding at a level to provide quality, then how are you going to get it?” asked…

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Idaho house Ed panel backs $15.9M for teacher pay

The Idaho  House Education Committee backed a proposal that would direct nearly $16 million toward teacher leadership awards, a first step toward revamping pay for the state’s educators as recommended by a recently convened task force.

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Common Core testing costs strain rural Tennessee schools

Curtains make do as doors and lockers form walls of makeshift classrooms inside cramped, cash-strapped DeKalb Middle School in the wooded hills of the Upper Cumberland region. But there’s no way to jury-rig what the school really needs: Chromebook computers, updated…

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