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Imagine K12 Accelerator Welcomes Durham Startup to Silicon Valley - ExitEvent

Wed, 2014-08-20 06:20

ExitEvent

Imagine K12 Accelerator Welcomes Durham Startup to Silicon Valley
ExitEvent
And her next move—participation in high-profile Silicon Valley accelerator Imagine K12—will offer introductions to venture capitalists and education technology experts who Smith believes can help get her startup Mission 100 Percent into schools ...

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Former Sen. James Jeffords, Key Education Lawmaker, Dies at 80 - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-08-19 19:05

Former Sen. James Jeffords, Key Education Lawmaker, Dies at 80
Education Week News (blog)
Former Sen. James Jeffords, a Republican-turned-Independent from Vermont, whose thumbprint is on landmark education laws including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Higher Education Act, died Aug.

How Educators Can Access $2 Billion in K-12 Technology ConnectED ... - DirectionsMag.com (press release)

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:09

How Educators Can Access $2 Billion in K-12 Technology ConnectED ...
DirectionsMag.com (press release)
ConnectED is intended to enrich K-12 education for every student in America by leveraging the power of technology for learning, including through public-private partnerships with leading technology companies. To date, the President has announced that ...

How Educators Can Access $2 Billion in K-12 Technology ConnectED ... - DirectionsMag.com (press release)

Mon, 2014-08-18 21:29

How Educators Can Access $2 Billion in K-12 Technology ConnectED ...
DirectionsMag.com (press release)
ConnectED is intended to enrich K-12 education for every student in America by leveraging the power of technology for learning, including through public-private partnerships with leading technology companies. To date, the President has announced that ...

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Experts: K-12 Population Shift Toward Students of Color Will Shed Light on ... - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Sun, 2014-08-17 21:01

Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Experts: K-12 Population Shift Toward Students of Color Will Shed Light on ...
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
For the first time ever, non-Hispanic Whites are projected to make up less than 50 percent of the U.S. K-12 public school population. The National Center for Education Statistics has estimated that minorities will comprise 50.2 percent of students in ...

Slim Hope for ESEA Reauthorization, Say Education 'Insiders' - Education Week News (blog)

Thu, 2014-08-14 10:47

Slim Hope for ESEA Reauthorization, Say Education 'Insiders'
Education Week News (blog)
Those opinions likely stem from the movement on higher education legislation in both chambers. The House passed three small bipartisan higher education bills before lawmakers left for summer recess, and Senate Democrats are readying to introduce a ...

YOUR THREE CENTS: Does Florida spend enough on K-12 education? - WEAR

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:24

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YOUR THREE CENTS: Does Florida spend enough on K-12 education?
WEAR
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist has launched a series of political ads attacking Governor Rick Scott's education spending. The governor has been touting the $18.9 billion K-12 education spending budget he signed this year as the largest ...

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Obama Administration Unveils New Preschool Grant Program - Education Week News (blog)

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:38

Obama Administration Unveils New Preschool Grant Program
Education Week News (blog)
The preschool development grant program, which will be jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, represents a relatively modest down payment on the Obama administration's much broader, $75 billion request ...

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Senator talks about improving K-12 education - KTAL

Tue, 2014-08-12 19:06

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Senator talks about improving K-12 education
KTAL
A local lawmaker stops by the ARKLATEX to talk about improving education.US Senator David Vitter was at South Highlands Elementary school this morning to host a leadership forum.The forum featured discussions on state and local curriculum such as ...
Republican David Vitter hosts a leadership forum to discuss improving k-12 ...KMSS TV33
Education leaders meet with VitterShreveport Times

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Senate Republicans Question New Criteria for Special Ed. Evaluations - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:23

Senate Republicans Question New Criteria for Special Ed. Evaluations
Education Week News (blog)
Senate Republicans on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are upset about the U.S. Department of Education's recent decision to evaluate states' special education systems based on the academic performance of students with disabilities.

Republican Lawmakers Ask GAO to Probe NCLB Waivers - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:23

Republican Lawmakers Ask GAO to Probe NCLB Waivers
Education Week News (blog)
Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education panel, say they don't have a clear grasp of how the department is implementing the program, or how states have changed their laws to comply with the waivers, not to mention what the ...

Online K-12 education faces challenges - Tech Page One

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:00

Tech Page One

Online K-12 education faces challenges
Tech Page One
Kindergarten-through-12th grade (K-12) cyber schools have yet to receive as much attention as online higher education. For example, brick-and-mortar grade schools have largely resisted the kinds of online options traditional universities have adopted.

See which states spend the most -- and the least -- on K-12 education and the ... - AL.com

Mon, 2014-08-11 20:55

See which states spend the most -- and the least -- on K-12 education and the ...
AL.com
Alabama ranks 42nd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil spending on public K-12 education, according to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics. On average, Alabama public schools spend $8,803 per student during the 2013 ...

Taveras floats plan to improve K-12 education - The Providence Journal

Fri, 2014-08-08 23:15

Taveras floats plan to improve K-12 education
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, one of six candidates for governor, announced his plan to improve K-12 education Friday. The proposal builds on the mayor's plan to provide universal pre-kindergarten to all 4-year-old children.

Taveras proposes plan to improve K-12 education - The Providence Journal

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:20

Taveras proposes plan to improve K-12 education
The Providence Journal
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a comprehensive plan Friday to improve K-12 education. Taveras' plan, “Rhode Island Achieves,” builds on Ready Rhode Island, an earlier ...

US Sen. Lamar Alexander Dominates in Tennessee's Primary - Education Week News (blog)

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:49

US Sen. Lamar Alexander Dominates in Tennessee's Primary
Education Week News (blog)
The seventh-generation Tennessean has been a fixture of state and national politics, as well as a leader in education policy, having served as Tennessee governor for two terms, as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush, and as ...

Legislature should not pay for K-12 education at expense of colleges - Bellingham Herald

Fri, 2014-08-08 03:56

Legislature should not pay for K-12 education at expense of colleges
Bellingham Herald
Two years ago, the court ordered the Legislature to make measurable progress each year to fully fund K-12 education by 2018. What's unknown is how the Legislature will fund that mandate. The past practice of using college and university budgets as bank ...

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TAL Education: K12 Tutoring Underserved, JPM Raises TP - Barron's (blog)

Wed, 2014-08-06 09:33

TAL Education: K12 Tutoring Underserved, JPM Raises TP
Barron's (blog)
Shares of for-profit, after-school K12 tutoring services provider TAL Education (XRS) rose 33% in the last three months, but J.P. Morgan believes TAL Education has a lot more room to grow, and raised its price target from $42 to $48. TAL Education ...

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Education Department Nominees Stuck Waiting for Congressional Confirmation - Education Week News (blog)

Tue, 2014-08-05 16:28

Education Department Nominees Stuck Waiting for Congressional Confirmation
Education Week News (blog)
Meanwhile, last week, the Obama administration tapped a number of names familiar to folks in K-12 education to sit on the White House Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, including Becky Pringle, the secretary-treasurer ...

Select K-12 Issues Gained State Legislative Traction - Education Week News

Mon, 2014-08-04 08:37

LA School Report

Select K-12 Issues Gained State Legislative Traction
Education Week News
However, unlike in California, which used a tax increase to boost education aid at the same time that it shifted more power over spending from the state to districts, Illinois legislators are putting off the idea of significantly increasing total state ...
State legislatures are moving ahead on K-12 issuesLA School Report

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