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Austin :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 07:07:54 -0700 | education-news

Texas (AP) Attorney General Greg Abbott asked Monday for the district judge overseeing Texas' sweeping school finance trial to recuse himself because of perceived bias in emails he exchanged with attorneys for school districts suing the state. In a 21-page...
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Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-05 07:09:16 -0700 | education-news

N.C. (AP) The North Carolina Senate budget would give teachers raises, but when those raises come at the expense of cuts to the state Department of Public of Instruction, education leaders say schools will still suffer. State schools superintendent June...
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Indianapolis :: IN :: USA | updated 2014-06-05 07:09:16 -0700 | education-news

Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz told members of the State Board of Education Wednesday that federal officials made the request in a call with state officials. The new test is required because of the state's formal exit from national Common...
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Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-27 09:13:48 -0700 | education-news

N.C. (AP) The state House approved a measure Thursday that broadly bans discrimination against charter school applicants based on their sexual orientation or other federally and constitutionally protected classes. The changes to the bill, which now heads to the Senate,...
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Oklahoma City :: OK :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 09:57:29 -0700 | education-news

The fate of the Common Core education standards in Oklahoma is in the hands of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has a week to decide whether she will go along with the Legislature's plan to replace them with a new set...
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North Platte :: NE :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 08:52:45 -0700 | education-news

Neb. (AP) A North Platte physical education teacher who dragged an 8-year-old student by his ankles can keep his job. The North Platte Public Schools Board decided late Friday not to terminate the contract of Mark Woodhead, a longtime teacher...
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Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-11 09:41:21 -0700 | education-news

N.C. (AP) One chamber of the General Assembly signed off Thursday on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in another form. The Senate voted...
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Baton Rouge :: LA :: USA | updated 2014-07-11 09:39:56 -0700 | education-news

La. (AP) Education leaders tried Thursday to broker a compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal on the standardized tests used in Louisiana's public schools next year, but they hit resistance in the continuing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
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Pittsburgh :: PA :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 08:50:08 -0700 | education-news

Deciding when a child is old enough to handle the responsibility of having his or her own cellphone or similar electronic device is a tough decision that parents and guardians have to make in the modern digital age. But whether...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 08:50:06 -0700 | education-news

Schools will have more time to decide if they want to take advantage of a new federal provision that would allow them to provide free meals to all students after the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the deadline to opt...
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Oklahoma City :: OK :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 06:07:56 -0700 | education-news

Gov. Mary Fallin is deciding whether to sign or veto a bill passed by the Legislature on the final day of the 2014 session that would repeal a set of education standards in math and English known as Common Core....
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Oklahoma City :: OK :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:04:44 -0700 | education-news

A bill that makes it easier for Oklahoma third-graders to advance to fourth grade even if they can't demonstrate basic reading skills became law despite Gov. Mary Fallin's veto after the Republican-controlled House and Senate voted Wednesday for an override....
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Columbia :: SC :: USA | updated 2014-06-10 06:53:39 -0700 | education-news

S.C. (AP) Gov. Nikki Haley celebrated the passage of her education funding plan Monday, but reiterated it's just the first step of a multi-year effort. The Republican governor's recommendations, which spend an additional $180 million on K-12 education, were included...
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Liberal :: KS :: USA | updated 2014-06-09 06:37:48 -0700 | education-news

Kan. (AP) A retired FedEx jet has found a new home and purpose as a classroom for Liberal students to learn math and science in southwest Kansas. The donated Boeing 727, which was built in 1979 and also had a...
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Seneca :: SC :: USA | updated 2014-06-09 06:37:47 -0700 | education-news

Mo. (AP) A southwest Missouri school superintendent who persuaded the district board to approve a nearly $109,000 contract with an outside company that was paying him $5,000 a month has quit, four months after being fined by the state for...
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