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$100M for Newark school construction waits for approval

The Newark superintendent announced the state had committed $100 million to repair the district’s dilapidated buildings.

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FEMA grants $20 million to rebuild schools destroyed in Texas blast

FEMA has awarded the West ISD a $20 million grant to rebuild the high school and middle school that were completely destroyed in the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

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Concealed-carry in Illinois schools is the wrong approach

Arming teachers in schools may be tantalizing to some gun-rights advocates, but it is dangerous public policy that unnecessarily puts children’s lives at risk by having firearms in their vicinity and turns teachers into security guards.

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Stop the politics and adopt the Common Core

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don't derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers.

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Maine ed committee approves moratorium on virtual charter schools

Under an amended bill, the state would partner with New Hampshire’s state-run virtual academy to allow any Maine student to access their online resources by this fall.

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Wisconsin approves new K12 financial literacy grants

Wisconsin’s Departments of Financial Institutions and Public Instruction are teaming up to provide a $250,000 statewide grant program to encourage K12 districts to incorporate personal finance education into their curricula.

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House approves Utah bill to award grants for preschool

The House voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

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Board signs off on turning Nashville schools into pre-K hubs

The Nashville Metro board voted unanimously to transform two elementary schools into new pre-K hubs as part of a plan to expand prekindergarten over the next four years.

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CO superintendents come together to draw line on school funding

A letter signed by 171 of the state’s 178 superintendents this week calls for the legislature to more than double the proposed increase in next year’s state funding for K12 education.

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AP participation nearly double in 10 years

While more students than ever are taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, many are still failing the tests, according to the College Board, which administers the AP program.

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