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Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions 23.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s bid to be the state’s next schools chief — rather than taking a run at governor in 2016, as had long been speculated — is inspiring strong reactions from politicians and educators, with some embracing the idea and others worrying about her lack of experience in public education. Lockhart confirmed Friday that she has applied for the job of state superintendent, aiming to replace retiring superintendent Martell Menlove. The state school board will decide whom to ap...
More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums 22.8.2014 AP Top News
Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players....
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Editor Greg Moore on "Trying to live, trying to learn" project 22.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
// ////On Friday, we present a special report on the growing number of homeless kids being educated in the state's public school system. The reporting, photography and statistics are eye-opening and profoundly disturbing. Reporter Jennifer Brown, photographer Joe Amon and videographer Mahala Gaylord spent the better part of six months delving into this subject. We did it because it is a troubling trend, because this is an important chance for these children, because school systems are buckling under the responsibility and because as a community we should be determined to change things. // OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', '82N2RxbzrVvbrbSMhmOMN2JzowBqSCRs'); }); //// Please enable Javascript to watch this videoWATCH "Trying to ...
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California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members 21.8.2014 LA Times: Nation
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello.
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The Con Artistry of Charter Schools 20.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows 20.8.2014 Washington Post

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards, and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows.

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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape 20.8.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans....
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The trouble with teacher tenure 20.8.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
There are perils to the current tenure talk: that it fails to address the intense strains on many teachers; that it lays too much fault on their doorsteps, distracting people from other necessary reforms, writes syndicated columnist Frank Bruni.
Baltimore mayor hosts education forum, discusses upcoming school year 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Fundraising totals lopsided in local county commissioner and state house races 19.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
• Nikki Knoebel No one is running close to one another this year in Routt County's election fundraising wars. The latest campaign finance reports filed by local candidates running for treasurer, Colorado House District 26 and Routt County commissioner reveal half of the candidates are raking in much more campaign cash than their opponents. In the race for the house seat, incumbent State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush raised $27,417 through the end of last month, almost triple the amount of her Republican challenger Chuck McConnell. McConnell, a retired chemical engineer, had raised $9,585 in the same time period. Some of Mitsch Bush's biggest donors included the Public Education Committee ($2,250) and the Colorado Professional Firefighter's Small Donor Fund ($2,500). One of McConnell's largest donations came in the form of a $3,500 check from the Routt County Republican Central Committee. While the Democratic candidate has the fundraising edge in the House race, it's a different story in the local race for a ...
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Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make mortar for a British fort that was never completed.
Dig at Colonial battleground turns up artifacts 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make mortar for a British fort that was never completed.
Chicago shouldn't discriminate by diploma in picking firefighters 18.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Should CPS grads have a better shot at firefighter jobs? Should CPS grads have a better shot at firefighter ...
Archaeologists find Colonial-era secrets 16.8.2014 Durango Herald
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.– An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts, from butchered animal bones to uniform buttons, along with a lime kiln used to make mortar for a British fort that was never completed. The six-week project that ended Friday at Lake...
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Feds’ failed school rules inspire revolting response 16.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The federal government’s extreme labeling of all Washington state schools as failing could lead to a revolt. Not against the schools. Against the federal government.
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Feds’ failed school rules inspire revolting response 16.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The federal government’s extreme labeling of all Washington state schools as failing could lead to a revolt. Not against the schools. Against the federal government.
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Letter: Utah schools get a good bang for tax bucks 16.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A recently published study ranks the Utah public school system as 21st overall in the United States (http://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/). Highlights include the fact that Utah is best (tied with Iowa and Minnesota) with the lowest percentage of children who repeated one or more grades — despite having the next to last position in the Pupil to Teacher ratio (ahead of only California). We regularly read about the relatively low amount spent per student by Utah’s public sch...
Latest scores are big test for growing Denver charter school network 16.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
About three weeks ago, the architect of one of the most successful recent experiments in Denver secondary public education stood before teachers seated on gym bleachers and delivered ...
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Common Core: This reform could actually work 15.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Barry R. Groves, a 37 year public school veteran, is optimistic about the new math teaching and rigorous standards, unlike the many previous reform movements.
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Dig at Colonial battleground turns up trove of artifacts, building remnants, fort kiln 15.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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