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School Director and 'Very Conservative Ideologue' Caught on Teen Dating Website

School Director and 'Very Conservative Ideologue' Caught on Teen Dating Website
East Penn School District Director Julian Stolz has had a page on the teen hook-up website Teenspot for several years according to a Lehigh Valley blog. The Stolz Report found a shirtless picture of the extreme right wing politician, along with records revealing he has had contact with girls as young as 14 through Teenspot.
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New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests

New Study: US Adults Score Below Average on Math, Reading and Technology Tests
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday. Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test.
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Kimberly Hefling
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Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States

Expensive Lessons: Top Public Universities Push for ‘Autonomy’ from States
Across the country, a small but growing number of public universities are looking to cut deals with state lawmakers that scale back direct oversight, often in return for less funding or for meeting certain performance targets. Over the past few years, schools in Texas, Virginia and Florida have all gotten more flexibility to raise tuition. Other plans have recently been broached, though with less success, in Wisconsin, California and Louisiana.
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Marian Wang
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Proponents of Factless 'Creation Science' Push for Revamp of TX Textbooks

Proponents of Factless 'Creation Science' Push for Revamp of TX Textbooks
Fundamentalists in charge of Texas textbooks are again working to make sure students come out of school as ignorant as possible. A report from the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education found that official state textbook reviewers appointed by the State Board of Education are trying to take the facts out of science education.
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New Report: Investment in Education Strongly Linked to Higher Wages and Productivity

New Report: Investment in Education Strongly Linked to Higher Wages and Productivity
The best way for Pennsylvania to grow its economy is by investing in a well-educated workforce, according to a new study from the Economic Analysis and Research Network. The new report finds a strong link between the educational attainment of a state's workforce and both productivity and workers' pay. Expanding access to high-quality education will create more economic opportunity for Pennsylvania residents and do more to strengthen the state's overall economy than anything else.
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Chris Lilienthal
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Philly Schools Eschew Laid-Off Teachers for Cheaper Labor When Rehiring

Philly Schools Eschew Laid-Off Teachers for Cheaper Labor When Rehiring
The leader of the city's struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
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GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red

GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red
A chart that has made its way around the web provides some insight into the results of the 2012 Presidential election. All 10 of the best educated states voted to reelect President Obama, while 9 of the 10 worst educated states voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
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Crimson Tide Turning Blue? AL High School Dems Named Chapter of the Year

Crimson Tide Turning Blue? AL High School Dems Named Chapter of the Year
Even though eight of its nine members of Congress identify as Republicans in a state so red its football team is crimson, the Alabama High School Democrats have been named the High School Democrats of America's "State Chapter of the Year."
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Re-Upping on Re-Education: NJ Schools to Get Military-Style Make Over

Re-Upping on Re-Education: NJ Schools to Get Military-Style Make Over
The Christie administration has approved a new graduate school of education in Newark, clearing the last hurdle on Friday in resolving questions over the credentials of the innovative program's faculty. The Relay Graduate School of Education, started in New York City in 2011 by the leaders of three prominent charter school networks, will open its New Jersey program in September with its first 25 or 30 students seeking Master's degrees.
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Newark School Superintendent to Get $50,000 Bonus Amid $56 Million Budget Cuts

Newark School Superintendent to Get $50,000 Bonus Amid $56 Million Budget Cuts
Embattled Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson has had a hard year. Anderson has earned the ire of Newark students, teachers, and taxpayers over the last two years. The Newark Board of Education gave her a vote of no confidence. But it’s not all bad. Because this year she’s up for a $50,000 bonus — even while she cut funding for Newark schools by over $56 million.
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Rob Duffey
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