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Duncan Blasts Ryan Budget Plan Politics K12: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warned lawmakers today of potentially dire ramifications if the budget blueprint put forth earlier this week by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., were to become law.

Lawsuit targets bogus online GED tests TODAY:  The GED Testing Service has filed a lawsuit against what it says is a network of 13 websites that allegedly used the GED trademark to offer fake tests and diplomas.  

Learning Disabilities and the Arts PBS: It's minutes before the curtain is set to rise for this year's production of the Black History Month play at Henderson Inclusion Elementary School on a late February morning. Students are excitedly tending to last-minute costume fixes and teachers are busy issuing their last tidbits of advice. But there's one teacher here who's clearly in charge: the play's director, Darlene Jones-Inge.

Teachers union head visits RI to protest layoffs AP via Boston.com: The leader of the American Federation of Teachers called on Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers to boost funding for education in Rhode Island, saying Thursday that teachers and schools already have sacrificed all they can.

Gov. Matt Mead signs bill advancing education reform efforts; school boards group approves AP via StateLine: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing Wyoming's effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and careers.

Quinn's Quest for 'Kindergarten for All' NYT: Thousands of children each year don’t enroll in kindergarten — and too often those are poor or disabled kids who need it most. Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is trying to change that.

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