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49 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Foley seeks to boost his appeal in governor race

(AP) — Republican Tom Foley's campaign has begun airing a string of positive television ads during the final two weeks of Connecticut's virtually even gubernatorial rematch, considered one of the most negative elections in the country. Dressed in a tan sweater, Foley talks directly to voters and promises to lower taxes, keep state spending flat for two years and "make ...

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Most LA teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ninety-two percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in a report the state issued marking the second year of a new statewide evaluation process. In a telephone news conference Wednesday, state Education Superintendent John White said he is concerned about the way districts vary in the stringency of evaluations of teachers ...

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Former first lady Laura Bush visits Texas school

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Former first lady Laura Bush visited a Mesquite middle school that recently received a $7,000 library grant from her foundation. Bush said her foundation's mission is simple: help schools expand their libraries to increase students' love for reading. At a summit held earlier in the day called "Middle School Matters," researchers cited growing evidence that education ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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The Troubling Prospect of Janet Yellen as Liberal Political Crusader

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s unprecedented speech on income inequality harbingers worrisome policy prescriptions by a central bank created to serve limited functions. Her wide-ranging critique of America’s economic and education systems could well position her as the monetary equivalent of activist judges who legislate from the bench. This would [...]

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. The state Department of Education said that in the best-performing school districts, it appears to be more difficult for teachers to earn a "highly effective" rating.

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