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TX Promotes 'Merry Christmas Bill' to Celebrate 'Traditional Winter Celebrations'

TX Promotes 'Merry Christmas Bill' to Celebrate 'Traditional Winter Celebrations'
The bill aims to make it legal for schools to "educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations."
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Exploring the Benefits of Digital Learning

Exploring the Benefits of Digital Learning
Can you imagine having every written artifact in history and much more available to you in a matter of seconds? It will revolutionize information science, and could help universities save millions of dollars (maybe even more) through centralization.
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Education Reform Movement Funded By Conservative, Anti-Union Organizations

Education Reform Movement Funded By Conservative, Anti-Union Organizations
A closer examination of one of the nation’s hottest new education-reform movements, a seemingly populist crusade to empower poor parents and fix failing public schools, reveals that the “parent-trigger” movement is being heavily financed by the conservative Walton Family Foundation, one of the nation’s largest and most strident anti-union organizations.
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TN Republicans Want to Tie Aid to the Poor to Student Test Scores

TN Republicans Want to Tie Aid to the Poor to Student Test Scores
A group of Tennessee Republicans have introduced a bill that would reduce Temporary Aid To Needy Family (TANF) benefits to families where the students fail to meet certain test scores in school. It does nothing to penalize non-poor parents whose students fail to get certain test scores.
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America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals

America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals
Scandals involving cheating by teachers and schools to pump up ever-more-important student test scores swept the country in 2011. Here's an overview of some of the most shocking instances of teacher cheating, plus a few episodes that may have been overblown.
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Why You Could Be Paying More Soon for Your Student Loan

Why You Could Be Paying More Soon for Your Student Loan
House Republicans, led by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, have outlined a spending plan that would shift the interest rates back to their pre-2008 levels. Congress in 2007 lowered the rate to 6 percent for new loans started during the 2008 academic year, then down to 5.6 percent in 2009, down to 4.5 percent in 2010 and then to the current 3.4 percent a year later.
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Christie: A Man with Very Big Trousers and A Crappy Education Track Record

Christie: A Man with Very Big Trousers and A Crappy Education Track Record
If Chris Christie doesn't want "aything worse for the children of this city or any other city in the state of New Jersey than I would want for my own children," then he needs to come up with at least $8,000 more for every child in Camden to spend on schools.
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Students: Stay in MN After School and Receive $4,000 Tax Credit

The bill gives former Minnesota students a tax credit of up to $4,000 a year as long as they continue to work in Minnesota. The offer is only good for students who attended a public postsecondary school in Minnesota.
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TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts

TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts
Wednesday, by a vote of 29-2, the Texas Senate passed a budget that fails to restore all of the $5.4 billion cut from public education in the 2011 session. Democratic Senators Wendy Davis and Sylvia Garcia were the lone votes against it.
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The Separation of Church and State is Still Under Debate in OK

The Separation of Church and State is Still Under Debate in OK
The bill essentially allows overt religious expression by students at school events and prohibits teachers from penalizing students for religious views expressed in their school work.
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