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Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools - Education Week News (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-23 16:32

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Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools
Education Week News (blog)
Coming on the heels of several bipartisan, education-related bills making their way through the House, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., hopped on the bandwagon Wednesday and unveiled a co-sponsored measure ...
Schock and Hoyer Introduce School BillCIproud.com

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Common Core and Higher Education: A View from the Trenches - EdCentral

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:56

Tampabay.com

Common Core and Higher Education: A View from the Trenches
EdCentral
Unfortunately, the takeaway from these sources and others is that higher education has mostly been watching from the sidelines and that it has been difficult in many places for K-12 and higher education to overcome decades of entrenched habits and work ...
Superintendent's road show explains Florida's "Common Core"Tampabay.com
Glenn Beck takes to the theaters to attack Common CoreWashington Post
Common Core review mandatedWilkes Journal Patriot
Education Week News -Chapelboro.com -Charlotte Post
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Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill - Education Week News (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:10

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill
Education Week News (blog)
The appropriations committee itself cleared every spending bill except for the education funding proposal, which hasn't yet made it out of subcommittee. The Senate, however, hasn't passed a single spending bill cleared by the appropriations committee, ...

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill - Education Week News (blog)

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:10

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill
Education Week News (blog)
The appropriations committee itself cleared every spending bill except for the education funding proposal, which hasn't yet made it out of subcommittee. The Senate, however, hasn't passed a single spending bill cleared by the appropriations committee, ...

US Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education - Education Week News (blog)

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:47

US Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education
Education Week News (blog)
Comparing the U.S. to a country like Indonesia, which had a high innovation score, should not be interpreted as the superiority of Indonesia's educational system. "They are trying to change a lot of things; they may have to change more than the U.S. as ...

THE WORM'S EYEVIEW: Knowing our shortcomings, will K-12 education ... - Minda News

Mon, 2014-07-21 02:42

THE WORM'S EYEVIEW: Knowing our shortcomings, will K-12 education ...
Minda News
Something needs to be done about this, a fresh approach to civic education perhaps? Will the K-12 educational reform do it? Does its social studies content cover citizenship? Citizens need to be dutiful and responsible for their own governance ...

Arizona governor candidates weigh in on school funds - azcentral.com

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:42

azcentral.com

Arizona governor candidates weigh in on school funds
azcentral.com
"I will also direct the Arizona State Land Department to expeditiously release and sell more state trust lands to increase revenues for K-12 education," he said. Riggs also said he would "scrub" the state tax code to eliminate all tax credits and ...
Poll: GOP faithful puts taxes on the tableazcentral

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UNK launches broader K-12 special education training - Omaha World-Herald

Fri, 2014-07-18 02:05

UNK launches broader K-12 special education training
Omaha World-Herald
In some rural Nebraska school districts, one special education teacher might be responsible for serving a whole school — or even several schools. That's why the University of Nebraska at Kearney is launching a program to certify its education students ...

Throwback Thursday: Abolish Education Department, Secret Federal Report Urges - Education Week News (blog)

Thu, 2014-07-17 17:23

Throwback Thursday: Abolish Education Department, Secret Federal Report Urges
Education Week News (blog)
... everything old in education policy becomes new again, this memo is it. In Much of it seems to be channeling the tea-party conservative wing of the GOP. (In fact, if you happen to be a staffer for a conservative policymaker on the hunt for a new K ...

A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm - Education Week News

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:09

Education Week News

A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm
Education Week News
From 1933 to 2010, the United States spent more on K-12 schooling each year than the year before. Since 1970, after-inflation spending per pupil has tripled, while 17-year-olds' performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress is ...

China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:52

China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
This K-12 educational platform services 90% of the schools in the Guangdong Province and is widely used by teachers, parents and schools. China Mobile generated US$90 million in sales from the K-12 educational platform in the Guangdong Province in ...

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China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ... - MarketWatch

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:34

China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ...
MarketWatch
Established in 2003, China Mobile's K-12 educational platform is the world's largest subscription-based communication platform used mainly by teachers, parents and schools throughout many provinces in China. Currently, there are over 40 million paid ...

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China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ... - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:34

China Mobile and UMeWorld Bring UMFun to the World's Largest K-12 ...
Business Wire (press release)
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UMeWorld Limited (OTCQB: UMEWF) is very pleased to announce that China Mobile will market UMFun to 9 million paid subscribers on its Kindergarten – Grade 12 educational platform in the Guangdong Province ...

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The K-12 Conspiracy - American Thinker

Wed, 2014-07-16 02:26

The K-12 Conspiracy
American Thinker
One result of this K-12 conspiracy is that the least appropriate people, obsessed with the least helpful ideas, educationally speaking, migrated to education. These were people who valued education not for its own sake, but for social schemes they had ...

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-07-15 10:40

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions
Education Week News (blog)
My colleagues over at Teacher Beat, Stephen Sawchuk and Liana Heitin, crushed coverage of the recent National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers annual conferences. Since we're heading into the midterm election season, it's no ...

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Initiative would raise school funding - Fort Morgan Times

Mon, 2014-07-14 23:14

Chalkbeat New York

Initiative would raise school funding
Fort Morgan Times
"Our initiative offers voters the opportunity to provide a new, reliable and protected funding stream to improve K-12 education in Colorado," said former state Rep. Vickie Armstrong, another cosponsor. "We know Coloradans care deeply about education ...
Casino backers say they've got the signatures to advance school funding measureChalkbeat New York
Voters could decide on casino in Aurora9NEWS.com
Backers of casino-style gaming at Colorado racetracks submit petitionsThe Denver Post
The Denver Channel
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Initiative would raise school funding - Fort Morgan Times

Mon, 2014-07-14 20:37

Initiative would raise school funding
Fort Morgan Times
"Our initiative offers voters the opportunity to provide a new, reliable and protected funding stream to improve K-12 education in Colorado," said former state Rep. Vickie Armstrong, another cosponsor. "We know Coloradans care deeply about education ...

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Data Conversion Laboratory Webinar Explores eBooks in the K12 Classroom - Good E-Reader (blog)

Mon, 2014-07-14 19:38

Data Conversion Laboratory Webinar Explores eBooks in the K12 Classroom
Good E-Reader (blog)
One of the last groups to adopt ebooks in a widespread and focused way is the K12 education sphere. While digital textbooks have been painfully slow to reach the public school market, ebooks have been an even slower format when it comes to kids and ...

Casino backers say they've got the signatures to advance school funding measure - Chalkbeat New York

Mon, 2014-07-14 18:57

Chalkbeat New York

Casino backers say they've got the signatures to advance school funding measure
Chalkbeat New York
The committee behind the plan calls itself Coloradans for Better Schools, and the group's website promises the initiative “will provide more than $100 million in new funds every year to enhance K-12 education in our state – without costing taxpayers a ...
Voters could decide on casino in Aurora9NEWS.com
State verifying signatures for gaming measure to fund schoolsThe Denver Post
Coloradans for Better Schools' ballot proposal wants to expand horse racing to ...The Denver Channel

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OPINION: McCearly not the end: Education funding should extend to college - iFIBER One News

Mon, 2014-07-14 03:24

OPINION: McCearly not the end: Education funding should extend to college
iFIBER One News
Huge investments are needed to comply with the Washington Supreme Court's McCleary decision, which two years ago ordered the legislature to make measurable progress each year to fund K-12 education fully by 2018. The court thinks the legislature is ...