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Pennsylvania schools factoring Obamacare into their budgets

The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.

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New York, Alaska spend most per-pupil on education

The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.

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In Ohio, schools built by the state often overcrowded

Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.

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Report: 1 in 5 public schools classified as “high-poverty”

Schools are considered high-poverty when 75 percent or more of enrolled students qualify for free or subsidized lunch.

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Some Tennessee schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

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Illinois studying new regulations for special education

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

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Education is missing key for some young immigrants

While kids his age were reading Shakespeare and dissecting frogs, Benito Vasquez was picking grapes and almonds in the Central Valley.

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Students drive electric car to promote alternative approaches to education

Some high school students are embarking on the road trip of a lifetime. They’re driving a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia -- which they rescued, rebuilt and converted to an electric vehicle -- to the nation's capital.

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El Rancho (Calif.) Unified taps Martin Galindo as new superintendent

The board of El Rancho Unified School District has tentatively chosen a new school superintendent. Martin Galindo was tapped for the position contingent upon a "positive community visit by board members to Mr. Galindo's present school district."

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Berkeley (Calif.) USD appoints Donald Evans as new superintendent

After searching for a year and a half, the school board of the Berkeley Unified School District voted unanimously to name Donald Evans as the new superintendent of the district last week.

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