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Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand preschool offerings 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand the preschool options in four "Transformation Zones" plus two new areas
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Colorado's state Board of Education races drawing money, attention 31.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Elections to fill the state Board of Education are normally sleepy affairs, with little attention or money, not much voter interest and a good degree of puzzlement about what the board does exactly.
Southwest Denver community asks for better schools 30.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
In a well-attended community meeting Wednesday night, parents and grandparents of Denver Public School children in southwest Denver urged school leaders to make changes fast.
Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law 30.10.2014 Global Voices
A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.
Officials share draft of changes for southwest Denver schools 30.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
In a well-attended community meeting Wednesday night, parents and grandparents of Denver Public School children in southwest Denver urged school leaders to make changes fast.
Endorsements: Youakim, Fenton and Whiting in MN House races 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Second in a series of endorsements in legislative contests.
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READ IN: Gone To Pot Edition 29.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Don't forget to sign up for Read In to get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- The Big Picture: Public dissatisfaction with President Obama and the direction of the country give Republicans an edge in the midterm elections, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Six in ten say they can't trust the federal government to do what's right. There is less interest in the midterm elections than there was in 2006 or 2010, but Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting. Republicans lead the generic ballot 50 percent to 44 percent. In states with competitive Senate races, Republicans lead the generic ballot 57 percent to 39 percent. ( Washington Post ...
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The Post’s endorsements for D.C. State Board of Education 29.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
THE ROLE played by the D.C. State Board of Education in the improvement of public schools is decidedly low-profile. That doesn’t mean, though, that its work — which includes setting standards related to teacher accreditation, parental engagement and academic benchmarks — is unimportant. Its decisions have real-world consequences. Upcoming elections for the state board ...
Colorado students score poorly on new social studies, science tests 27.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado students scored dismally on new statewide science and social studies test scores released Monday.
Denver charter schools face long list of requirements for ELLs 27.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
No public school in Denver can claim the academic accolades of Denver School of Science and Technology, or DSST, a network of charter schools vying to create schools as diverse as the ...
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Three decades after order, Denver schools still struggle to teach English 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.
This week at progressive state blogs: Ohio job growth way behind, infighting in Beauprez camp 25.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Plunderbund of Ohio, John Michael Spinelli writes— Economic Research Expert: Ohio Job Growth Has Trailed The Nation “For The Last 23 Months” : Earlier today we reported that Ohio now ranks 45th in the country for job creation (out of 50, in case you were wondering) according to Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Ohio job data ...
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State schools chief race may reverberate beyond California 25.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection.
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The Economy: What Is The Closing Argument Of Democrats? 24.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
How should Democrats make their case on the economy? In the last days of the election, this isn’t a rhetorical question. For all the furor about Ebola, ISIS, Ferguson, the Secret Service, and Obama, the economy will remain the determining issue in this election. And that is a challenge for Democrats, with polls showing, bizarrely enough, that voters give Republicans the edge on the economy. Two challenges remain for candidates. They must ignite their base voters and get them out to vote, and they must appeal to the low-information, undecided voters or, rarer, true independents who are just now making up their minds. President Obama offered his closing argument earlier this month in a speech at Northwestern . He’d like credit for bringing the economy back from the free fall he inherited upon taking office, while arguing that more could be done if only Republicans would get out of the ...
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Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again 22.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 ...
The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico 22.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America's dirty wars. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the long history of disappearing those critical of Latin American governments during the Cold War and dirty wars in Latin America. This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! On October 15, activists rallied outside Mexican embassies across Latin America demanding the return of the 43 students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, commonly referred to as normalistas, who were abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the ...
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Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker 22.10.2014 Think Progres

Mary Burke could become the first woman governor of Wisconsin.

The post Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students 21.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Police at the scene of a grave site that contained 28 badly burned and dismembered bodies, on a hill above Iguala, Mexico, October 7, 2014. Members of a local gang now in custody say the still-unidentified are among the 43 college students reported missing in September - a grim episode in Mexico's ongoing struggle with police corruption and organized crime. (Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas / The New York Times) The flames started to engulf the municipal palace of Chilpancingo in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero as the rage built within the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College who, for more than three weeks, have received no answers concerning the whereabouts of 43 of their fellow students. The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan in an attack that killed six people and injured dozens more. This massacre and subsequent disappearance of the students, known as ...
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Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD 19.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system.
Cuts imminent as Minneapolis schools fail to meet enrollment goals 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.
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