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New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. A middle-aged person living in parts of Virginia today will have witnessed more demographic change in the span of her life than many societies have experienced in millennia.

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Dallas Mayor Says His City is not a Viable Destination for High Tech Companies

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said that because of the failure of education, his city is not a viable destination for many companies, including the high tech industry. His remarks came during a conference of five North Texas mayors who participated in a workforce skills “gap” panel that focused on the role of local city and business leaders in public education.

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Texas State Education Board Votes to Look at GED Alternatives

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 14-0 on Wednesday to look at alternatives to the redesigned high school equivalency exam, the General Education Development (GED). Education advocates, test-takers and teachers testified before the board this week to discuss the many problems associated with the latest version of the nearly 70-year-old test.

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Former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Co-Founds News Education Website

Launched on Monday, a press release about Campbell Brown’s news site highlights initial stories about a search-and-rescue pilot for the Coast Guard who became a second-grade teacher at a charter school in Newark, NJ; a column about the necessity of addressing the relationship between educational inequality and income inequality; and an investigative piece that focuses on “the forces and scare tactics behind the opt-out movement” in Montclair, New Jersey.

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