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Nev. Schools Could Use Lessons In Efficiency

In Nevada, as across the nation, ambitious efforts are under way to improve K-12 schooling.

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High Schools May Have to Pay for Unprepared Graduates

Mississippi and Maine have become the latest in a series of states to question whether school districts should be held financially responsible when students arrive at college unprepared.

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Connecticut Commission Meets on School Safety Post-Newtown Massacre

The Connecticut police investigation into the shooting last month at a Newtown elementary school will continue through June and no criminal prosecution is expected, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.

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Bill Would Bar Schools From Signing Exclusive Broadcast Rights

As more schools across the state look at signing exclusive contracts to broadcast high school sports on radio, TV and the Internet, some lawmakers are proposing to make that illegal.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Proposes $137B State Budget; Increases School Aid

Cuomo's budget proposal to the Legislature provides 4.4 percent more aid to schools and would fund his proposal to improve instruction, including longer school days and school years.

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Calif. To Invest $2.5 Billion To Retrofit Energy-Wasting Schools

On November 6, 2012, California voters approved two measures that should help the state's struggling economy.

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Principals Organizations Support Obama's Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

NASSP and NAESP applaud President Obama for his proposals to reduce gun violence and we pledge our support to ongoing efforts to make those proposals a reality.

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NSBA Praises New Law Promoting Education of Foster Children

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises the enactment of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.

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Minnesota Schools Still Separate, Still Unequal

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in this nation’s history in Brown v. Board of Education.

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Schools Need Strategic Spending, Smart Accountability

The education dynamic setting up in this year’s Legislature goes like this: School superintendents and teacher groups are pressing legislators to restore school funding that was cut in the 2011 session while also pushing for a new way of measuring and testing students and their schools.

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