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Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny - Education Week News (blog)

Thu, 2014-10-23 18:52

Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny
Education Week News (blog)
The added grading functionality is in line with what learning management systems typically provide, said David Irwin, a managing partner of the K-12 education practice at Gartner Inc., an information-technology research and advisory firm. With the ...

Special Education PTO presents transitioning program - Hartford Courant

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:52

Special Education PTO presents transitioning program
Hartford Courant
Nick Gelbar, Ph.D. of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities out of the University of Connecticut presented a program for parents on how to prepare to transition their special needs children to life beyond their K-12 education.

Special Education PTO presents transitioning program - Hartford Courant

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:52

Special Education PTO presents transitioning program
Hartford Courant
Nick Gelbar, Ph.D. of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities out of the University of Connecticut presented a program for parents on how to prepare to transition their special needs children to life beyond their K-12 education.

Our Voice: Community college funding is as crucial as K-12 - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Wed, 2014-10-22 14:43

Our Voice: Community college funding is as crucial as K-12
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
The community college system is a bastion of second chances, providing people a way to improve their lives. Whether it is adults needing classes for basic education or a new career, or high school students wanting a less expensive start to their four ...

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Nevada K-12 education funding remains below pre-recession levels - Elko Daily Free Press

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:07

Nevada K-12 education funding remains below pre-recession levels
Elko Daily Free Press
CARSON CITY — The results of a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show education funding for K-12 schools in Nevada remains below pre-recession levels. Ruben Murillo, president at the Nevada State Education Association, says ...

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Nevada K-12 education funding remains below pre-recession levels - Elko Daily Free Press

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:07

Nevada K-12 education funding remains below pre-recession levels
Elko Daily Free Press
CARSON CITY — The results of a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show education funding for K-12 schools in Nevada remains below pre-recession levels. Ruben Murillo, president at the Nevada State Education Association, says ...

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Our Voice: Community college funding is as crucial as K-12 - Bellingham Herald

Wed, 2014-10-22 03:16

Our Voice: Community college funding is as crucial as K-12
Bellingham Herald
So it is possible these budget constraints will pit K-12 funding requirements against the needs of higher education. What a shame. The two go hand-in-hand and crippling one to pay for the other makes no sense. We hope that despite the challenge ...

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California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership - Education Week News

Tue, 2014-10-21 17:46

Education Week News

California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership
Education Week News
Ms. Spearman, a former member of the state legislature who leads the state's school administrator association, is a proponent of school choice and wants to expand the creation of career education centers in the state. Mr. Thompson, who has worked as a ...
Schools chief race may be election's tightestOCRegister

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Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-10-21 16:39

Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now
Education Week News (blog)
As Anne Hyslop, a senior analyst at Bellwether Education Partners pointed out to me, there are at least three other states—Louisiana, New Jersey, and New Mexico—that haven't yet gotten the all-clear from the feds on their waiver extensions. So it's ...

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Beshear admits more funds should be directed to K-12 students - Louisville Business First

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:45

Beshear admits more funds should be directed to K-12 students
Louisville Business First
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said the state must do more to protect K-12 education from losses due to inflation. He responded earlier this week to a new report showing Kentucky's education funding has slipped by 11.4 percent since 2008 when inflation is ...

Beshear admits more funds should be directed to K-12 students - Louisville Business First

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:45

Beshear admits more funds should be directed to K-12 students
Louisville Business First
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said the state must do more to protect K-12 education from losses due to inflation. He responded earlier this week to a new report showing Kentucky's education funding has slipped by 11.4 percent since 2008 when inflation is ...

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K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools - Education Week News

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:40

Education Week News

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools
Education Week News
Business leaders complain about public education and educators: School districts are gridlocked bureaucracies. Unions are vipers' nests of self-interest. Schools are failing. The system is broken. Charter schools, technology, top-down accountability ...

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REPORT: K-12 funding down 9 percent in Illinois since 2008 - Chicago Sun-Times

Sun, 2014-10-19 11:33

Chicago Sun-Times

REPORT: K-12 funding down 9 percent in Illinois since 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
From the 2007-08 fiscal year to 2014-15, state spending on K-12 education in Illinois fell 9.3 percent, or $222 per student, after adjusting for inflation, according to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center Washington ...

Pro and con: I-1351 on funding of K-12 education - HeraldNet

Sun, 2014-10-19 03:09

Pro and con: I-1351 on funding of K-12 education
HeraldNet
I support I-1351 because I know it will improve education for children across the state. In my role as the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, I make a point to schedule time away from the politics of Olympia to get in classrooms where real ...

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Yes: Smaller class sizes help kids thrive - HeraldNet

Sun, 2014-10-19 03:09

Yes: Smaller class sizes help kids thrive
HeraldNet
I support I-1351 because I know it will improve education for children across the state. In my role as the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, I make a point to schedule time away from the politics of Olympia to get in classrooms where real ...
No on I-1351The Wenatchee World Online

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ImpactTulsa a new effort to focus on common, regional K-12 education goals - Tulsa World

Sun, 2014-10-19 01:03

ImpactTulsa a new effort to focus on common, regional K-12 education goals
Tulsa World
There is a 180-point difference in reading scores between free/reduced-price lunch-eligible students and their paid lunch peers. That is more than one full grade level. Only 28 percent of Tulsa-area eighth-graders are on-track for college, according to ...

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K-12 education funding still below 2008 levels in NM, report says - Albuquerque Business First

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:04

Albuquerque Business First

K-12 education funding still below 2008 levels in NM, report says
Albuquerque Business First
According to a new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 30 out of the 47 states in the report have lower K-12 education spending than they did in 2008. Hawaii, Indiana and Iowa were not ranked due to insufficient information.
Adjusted for inflation, Kentucky's per-student spending has taken a hitLouisville Business First (blog)
Study: Alabama K-12 Cuts DeepestAlabama Public Radio

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Study: Alabama K-12 cuts deepest - KSL.com

Fri, 2014-10-17 04:48

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Study: Alabama K-12 cuts deepest
KSL.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A national study says Alabama's cuts in spending for K-12 education have been deeper than nearly every other state. The Washington-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities says spending per pupil dropped 17.8 percent ...
Education Spending in AlabamaWKRG-TV

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Study: Michigan's K-12 spending 9.5 percent below pre-recession levels - MLive.com

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:04

Study: Michigan's K-12 spending 9.5 percent below pre-recession levels
MLive.com
In the fiscal year 2015, Michigan has a $15.8 billion education budget for K-12 districts, community colleges and universities. The per pupil foundation allowance increased $50 per pupil from fiscal year 2014, when it increased just $6 from the ...

Alabama's cuts to K-12 education since 2008 are second highest in the nation ... - AL.com

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:25

Albuquerque Business First

Alabama's cuts to K-12 education since 2008 are second highest in the nation ...
AL.com
According to the CBPP, K-12 funding in most states leans heavily on the state's coffers. "On average, some 46 percent of total education expenditures in the United States come from state funds; the share varies by state," the study says. Other funding ...
K-12 education funding still below 2008 levels in NM, report saysAlbuquerque Business First
Study: Alabama K-12 Cuts DeepestAlabama Public Radio
Study says Alabama's 17.8 percent cut in K-12 spending 2nd worst in nationThe Republic
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