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Washington construction bond measure fails for second time

A $38 million construction bond measure for the Tenino School District has failed again. The measure would have modernized two schools and upgraded athletic facilities and technology.

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$154 million school bond being rejected by voters in Florida

Voters in Sequim have rejected the school district's $154 million slate of school construction.The bonds would have funded a new elementary school construction, an extensive remodel and renovation of the high school and two existing elementary schools and the building of a new athletic complex.

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Food hubs would link small Maine farms to new markets

With L.D. 1431's approval, Maine could provide loans and grants to support the development of food hubs, and provide guidance to schools that want to use more local food. The Legislature should look at the bill again after the governor's veto.

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Loyola program takes law school to high school

A Loyola University program brings law students to high school classrooms across New Orleans. The university students teach about the rudiments of the legal system as part of the semester-long Street Law course and national initiative that informs students about the law and their basic rights.

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Minnesota expands School Breakfast Initiative

The School Breakfast Initiative has selected 120 Minnesota schools to participate in the 2014-2015 School Breakfast Challenge. Each participating school will receive $2,500 in unrestricted funds to invest in increasing school breakfast participation in addition to a monetary incentive per meal.

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Recovery plan would cut 148 employees in Ohio district

A Mansfield City School District commission approved a recovery plan draft that would cut 148 employees, including 87 teachers, close an elementary school and make a number of other changes within the district. The district is currently facing a $3.6 million budget deficit.

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Should students sit on school boards?

The debate over whether to include students in school decisions is an important one. But ultimately, putting one or two teenagers on a school board won’t make much of a difference if they don’t represent families traditionally left from the table in the first place.

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Missouri committee approves school transfer bill

A House committee passed legislation that would lower tuition costs an unaccredited school district must pay when students transfer to another district. The bill would drop the tuition cost to 70 percent of the sending district’s tuition rate and money also would be put toward transportation.

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School boards should have final say in district matters in Louisiana

Charter schools should not be forced upon districts whose duly elected officials have already said a resounding "no" to them. And being forced to pay for these unwanted schools adds insult to political and educational injury.

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