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Obama seeks governors’ support on hosting immigrant children 14.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Nashville, Tenn. • Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. Governors of both parties expressed concerns about the cost to states, including providing public education for the children, according to those who attended the meeting. Burwell...
Obama administration tries to rally support among governors on child immigrants 14.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Why the Honduran Children Flee North 13.7.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
Why the Honduran Children Flee North
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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers 12.7.2014 AP National
DALLAS (AP) -- Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable....
GOP leader asks Brown not to appeal teacher tenure ruling 12.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers on Thursday asked Gov. Jerry Brown to resist union pressure to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.
Michigan, Nation Must Look at North Carolina's ''Moral Mondays'' 11.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core 11.7.2014 NPR News
The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.
Why Elections Still Matter, Except When They Don't 10.7.2014 Truthout.com
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An education plan is mandatory for mayoral candidates 10.7.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
So, what’s with all the talk about which mayoral candidates would or wouldn’t keep Kaya Henderson? With all due respect, that’s a personnel matter — not an education policy issue. At-large D.C. Council member David Catania, running as an independent, has resisted pressure to make a definitive statement about whether he would retain the D.C. Public Schools chancellor if he wins the Nov. 4 general election. Democratic Party nominee Muriel Bowser and independent Carol Schwartz have both said they would keep ...
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Convention another step for Cleveland's comeback 9.7.2014 AP Politics
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The vote by a Republican panel to make Cleveland its host for the party's 2016 national convention could be a big step in the city's efforts to remake a hard-bitten image forged by decades of misfortune....
Strauss: Largest U.S. teachers union calls for Education Secretary Duncan to resign 8.7.2014 Washington Post

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s relations with teachers unions just got more difficult.

Delegates of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, voted at their annual convention to call on Duncan to resign after similar efforts had failed in previous years. And the NEA is about to get a new president, Lily Eskelsen García, who is known for her tough talk and determination to fight back against corporate school reformers. She told the delegates:

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Hobby Horse 7.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A transcript of the weekend's program on FOX News Channel.
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Homeland Security Goes to School 6.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Phil Pannell for the State Board of Education 5.7.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
EDUCATION CONTINUES to be the most important issue facing the District of Columbia, and nowhere are the challenges greater than in Ward 8. That’s why voters there would do well to pay attention to the candidates vying to represent them on the State Board of Education in a special election this ...
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Opinion: When government fails its citizens 1.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Our government fails when it is overstretched and unaccountable, and, in far too many ways, allowed to fail its ...
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School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks' 1.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
U.S. nutritional standards target youth obesity, cover what can sell The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack ...
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Fairfield's Public School Cafeterias GMO Free 30.6.2014 Truthout.com
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Tom Nelson appointed interim superintendent at Stillwater Area Public Schools 30.6.2014 Twincities.com: News

The running joke among friends of longtime school superintendent Tom Nelson is that he has failed miserably at retirement.

Will Anyone Stop Charter School Corruption? 28.6.2014 Truthout.com
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Moms Of Youth Players Get Football Cram Course 28.6.2014 WCCO: National
30. Atlanta Falcons (2-9)Four dozen women snap selfies in the New York Giants locker room. They examine the pros' helmets and shoulder pads, then head to the field house to do drills.
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