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3 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Education documentary returns to big screenEducation documentary...

Education documentary returns to big screen "Rise Above the Mark," the WLCSC-backed documentary, will have fall showings, DVD release Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1oSihxN The Long Center for the Performing Arts marquee is lit for the Dec. 12 premiere of "Rise Above the Mark."

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Related Topix: Merrillville, IN, Standardized Testing, Education

7 hrs ago | Politico

Hagan, Tillis duke it out over ed - Judge blocks Jindal - Wyoming primary results

HAGAN, TILLIS CONTINUE SCHOOLYARD BRAWL: Sen. Kay Hagan continues hammering Senate opponent and state House Speaker Thom Tillis over education in the Tar Heel State.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Barack Obama, Education, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Home schools are booming in N.C.

Lost amid the high-volume discussions of private school vouchers, charter schools and Common Core, home schools are a hidden giant in North Carolina, one that demands more attention from legislators and educators.

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Related Topix: Education, Nash County, NC, Edgecombe County, NC, Family, Kids, Rocky Mount, NC, Opinion

News Observer

NC judge to issue voucher ruling on Thursday

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood heard arguments in Wake County Superior Court on Tuesday on whether it's constitutional for public money to be used to pay for tuition at private and religious schools.

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Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC, Education Etc., Carrboro, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Max

Fight on Common Core Dividing Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to go to court to end his state's participation in Common Core has led some former allies to break with him, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Education

KSL-TV

NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.

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Related Topix: Education, Hobgood, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Anybody watching the escalating battle across the country over the Common Core State Standards and aligned standardized testing will hardly be surprised by a new national poll which reveals a significant loss of support over the last year - especially among teachers, whose approval rating dropped from 76 percent in 2013 to only 46 percent in 2014.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Pinellas House candidates take their case to libertarians in Clearwater

Early voting for what will undoubtedly be a low turnout primary election began Saturday in Pinellas County, but one of the few intriguing primary races could be in the Democratic contest in House District 67 , where Shawna Vercher is competing against Steve Sarnoff and Thomas Ryan.  'We cannot run the third largest state in the country ... (more)

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Largo, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young, Education

The Advocate

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For the past decade, on the eve of the start of school, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a list of failing public schools to allow the families in those schools a chance to transfer to a higher performing public school.

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Related Topix: Bogalusa, LA, Education Etc., Education

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Denver Post

Carroll: Principled stand by CASB on Douglas County school vouchers

Ten years ago when a lawsuit challenging a school voucher program arrived at the state Supreme Court, the Colorado Association of School Boards was among the establishment groups cheering for the program's demise.

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Related Topix: Education, Colorado, Colorado Government, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Opinion

Daily Kos

Breaking with Tradition in Wisconsin: Public Schools

Investments in Wisconsin public schools lay a foundation for the state's economic growth.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Personal Finance, Retirement, Education Etc., Education

Journalgazette.net

FWCS kicks off 2014-15 with rally

Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson talks to staff members from every school in the district Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Education, Family, Kids

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Daily Kos

A Look at the Ads - FL Sen District 12

For voters in Florida's State Senate race, primary voting begins tomorrow, Friday August 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Education, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus schools' data-rigging helped secure bonuses

Columbus City Schools employees -- and perhaps others in schools throughout the state -- are accused of falsifying students' records to improve their schools' standing on state report cards.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Education, Franklin County, OH, Cleveland, OH

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Independent Weekly

Stacking the deck

Private school vouchers. Requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.

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Related Topix: Education, US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Columbus Dispatch

Changes mean West High students now eligible for private-school vouchers

Students who attend West High School in Columbus now are eligible to use private-school vouchers after the state issued new, accurate report cards for the district's schools today.

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Related Topix: Education, Columbus, OH, Maple Heights, OH

YourObserver

Our View08/13/14 Primary recommendations

Do they vote for the gubernatorial candidate who is a life-long, true-blue, blue-blooded, Progressive Democrat, the one who stands for all of the Progressive causes and principles that are the hallmarks of Democrats? Or, do they vote for the candidate who two years ago gave up his adult-life declaration and registration as a Republican; who served ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Education, Opinion

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Concord Monitor

Lunch lady rises to teachers' union leader

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation's largest labor union, representing 3 million educators.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, US News, George Miller, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claremont Graduate University, Sundance Film Festival

The Heartland Institute

North Carolina Lawmakers Allow Waiting Kids to Enter Choice Program

When the North Carolina legislature approved a budget allocating more money for a new school voucher program in late July, it answered one mom's prayer.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education, Lottery, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Herron High School wins quality award

Herron High School wins quality award An Indianapolis organization named the charter school one of three top schools in its Quality Matters program.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Education Etc., Education

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