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New York City's pre-K applicants up 36 percent this year

Applications for pre-K programs in the city's schools rose by 36 percent this year following Mayor de Blasio’s promise to provide free classes to every 4-year-old in the city. The Education Department received applications for over 41,600 students for this fall, up from about 30,500 last year.

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Iowa bill approved to define coaches as school employees

The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

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Goodwill charter would bring dropouts of all ages back to school

Goodwill Industries has applied to open a Shelby County charter school in Tennessee to help people who have dropped out of school to earn a high school diploma. The Excel Center would use a model focused on dropout recovery for students of all ages.

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Washington becomes first state to return to No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act federal education law will be in full effect in Washington again for the coming school year after the state lost its federal program waiver. The state Legislature failed to agree on complying with federal guidelines, which tie students' standardized test scores to teacher evaluations.

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Minnesota high school leagues drafting transgender policies

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

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Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search is Follett's newest release

Follett released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform.

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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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