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Will Education in Indiana Return to the Backwaters?

In another column, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is credited for “taking Indiana from the backwaters of education reform in America to the forefront.” Voters apparently didn't agree.

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Locals React to Education Election Results

Now that voters have overturned all three Students Come First laws, educators are left with a lot of unanswered questions. Voters voiced strong opposition to Propositions 1, 2 and 3 during Tuesday’s election.

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Pence: Education Reforms Will Stay

Indianapolis Governor-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday he will push forward with education reforms including private school vouchers and merit pay programs for teachers.

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California Passes Proposition 30

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

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Medford, OR District Employees Want a Fair Contract

Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.

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Indiana Superintendent Race a Showdown Over Changes

A traditionally sleepy race for Indiana's top elected school position has turned into a referendum on education policies that are endorsed by conservatives across the country.

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Tenn. Community Groups Endorse School Tax Hike

Hoping to inspire voters in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County to support public education as strongly as suburban voters have embraced municipal school districts, a coalition of community organizations endorsed the half-cent sales tax referendum Wednesday.

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Trial Resumes Over Suburban Shelby County (Tenn.) Schools

The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.

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Rockford Schools Referendum Works

For the first time in many years, it seems there is a general feeling of positivity surrounding the Rockford School District. The forward momentum and collaboration taking place is seen and felt throughout the community.

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Chicago Teachers, School Officials Resuming Talks to Avert Strike

Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms.

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