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The Daily Ed: August 7, 2012

Budget forecast: Funding education without tax hikes unlikely (Seattle Times)
Even though both Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna have claimed that Washington can fully fund education with raising taxes, Governor Gregoire’s budget staff do not agree.

Budget stability eases strain on area schools (Tacoma News Tribune)
School districts in Pierce County are working on their budgets for the 2012-2013 year.

State budget outlook: $492 million shortfall (The Olympian)
Office of Financial Management has projected a $492 million shortfall for the 2015 budget.

Fordham Institute Asks Parents Their Thoughts on Education (Education News)
According to a new survey, 74 percent of parents believe that when it comes to teacher layoffs should be based on teacher effectiveness not years of service.

Moving Beyond the Single Data Point (Education Week)
Data is extremely important when it comes to education policy.

Online education degrees skyrocket (USA Today)
Between the years of 2001 and 2011, the number of online degrees have doubled, many of them from for-profit colleges.

Disabled Students Almost Twice as Likely to Be Suspended, Analysis Finds (New York Times)
A new study found that students with disabilities, particularly African American students with disabilities are suspended disproportionately.

Let’s Make Education Big Business, With Profit, Loss And High Pay For Top Performers (Forbes)
Writing for Forbes, Carrie Lukas believes that public education should take a “market-based approach.”

Tuesday Bonus: Useful Dog Tricks 3 performed by Jesse
Jesse > Humans.

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