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State of the States: West Virginia

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:41pm
Education was in the spotlight throughout West Virginia Gov. Tomblin's address.
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State of the States: Vermont

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
Gov. Shumlin's fourth State of the State address focused on one topic: drug addiction. The governor mentioned education only once, and then only in a general way, in the opening lines of his 30-minute speech to lawmakers.
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State of the States: Virginia

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
In his last speech to lawmakers as chief executive, Gov. McDonnell looked back on his four-year tenure as one of "bold action" in education.
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State of the States: Idaho

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:40pm
Gov. Otter pledged to rebuild Idaho's education budget and create a "K-to-career" education system during his 43-minute speech to legislators, more than half of which focused on education.
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3 Districts Making Progress on High-Speed Internet

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:38pm
Experts say that fiber-optic cable is still the "gold standard" for providing schools with high-speed connections to the Internet, but for many districts, accessing complete fiber networks remains a challenge.
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Districts Get Creative to Build Faster Internet Connections

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:37pm
High-speed fiber-optic cable is generally regarded as the best vehicle for satisfying schools' huge appetite for more bandwidth, but only about 40 percent of U.S. districts are believed to have access to it.
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Strauss: Michelle Rhee gives the nation a D+ in school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 5:18pm

School reformer heavyweight Michelle Rhee and her advocacy group StudentsFirst are not, apparently, pleased with the way school reform is going across the country. In their second annual State Policy Report Card, the national average is a D+ and the top state, Louisiana (yes! Louisiana) only eked out a B- with a 2.92 overall grade point average.

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Strauss: What should a school do with a child like this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:31pm

What should a school be able to do with a child like this?

A third-grade student in a Key Largo, Fla., public school was suspended for two days after he “reportedly threatened to shoot and stab his classmates and teachers during an outburst,” according to the Miami Herald. The unidentified student, according to a report filed with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, pretended to stab a classmate and a teacher with a pencil, told classmates that he was going “to shoot them all in the head,” and described how he was going to attack classmates with a chainsaw, the paper said.

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At Least 2 Injured in New Mexico School Shooting

Education Week - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:28pm
Officials in southern New Mexico say a shooting at a Roswell middle school left at least two children injured and a suspect is in custody.
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