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Parent Trigger Law Taking Effect

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Branstad Gears Up for Education Reform

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

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Cerf Confirmed as N.J. Education Chief

Ending an 18-month wait, Christopher Cerf was confirmed as New Jersey’s education commissioner in a 28-0 vote by the state Senate.

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Is Your District Prepared for Sequestration?

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.
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Key vote on N.H. Education Funding this Week

From Pittsburg to Salem, every New Hampshire resident who has a child in public schools or pays property taxes has a stake in Wednesday's House and Senate votes on a proposed constitutional amendment that would largely overturn the landmark 1997 Claremont II court decision on school funding.

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Tennessee Sex Ed Ban

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law the controversial bill that would ban teachers from discussing any so-called gateway sexual activity in sex education courses.

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State Board of Education Race Could Have Lasting Influence

A Central Texas Republican primary contest for the State Board of Education is shaping up to become one of the races that could define the board for years to come.

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Florida Education Officials Tour Area, Tout Charter Schools

"Wanna see my book report?" asks first-grader Johnathan Ponce, pointing up at a colorful wall covered in student work. Michael Kooi of the Florida Department of Education turned around obligingly to look at Johnathan's hand-drawn cover.

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Aberdeen (Miss.) Public School District Faces State Takeover

Mississippi state education officials who already are overseeing seven struggling public school districts are considering taking over an eighth one despite limited resources.

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Iowa Senate Passed Education Reform; Hurdles Ahead

The Iowa Senate passed its version of education reform, a significant step in what is becoming a legislative melee to find agreement between the governor and both parties in the final weeks before lawmakers go home.

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