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Afternoon Announcements: Colorado Asking Voters to Approve $1 Billion Tax Increase to Improve Schools

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November 04, 2013 04:23 pm

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Colorado is asking taxpayers to approve a $1 billion tax increase to increase funding for schools. If approved, the additional funding will amount to one of the most ambitious and sweeping education overhauls in the country. The New York Times

An adult education program in Washington is seeing incredible success at getting the non-traditional students into the workforce. More than 20 states are looking to adopt similar programs. The program is called Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training. NPR

Texas now has flexibility from the rigors of the No Child Left Behind Act. The state was the latest granted a NCLB waiver from the US Department of Education. Texas Public Radio

Thieves stole laptops and other technology equipment at River Glen School in San Jose, California, devastating teachers and parents that worked to raise the money to purchase them in an effort to narrow the gap between rich and poor students. USA Today

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