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Fort Worth council votes to allow alcohol sales next to schools in four areas

Alcohol sales would be allowed within 300 feet of public and private schools and public hospitals in mixed-use zoning in those areas. Elsewhere in the city, businesses wanting to sell alcohol within that buffer in mixed-use zoning have to seek a variance from the City Council.

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Ill. Schools go wireless to thwart intruders

If a gunman enters one of Plainfield District 202's 30 schools this fall, the principal could press the electronic pendant on the lanyard around her neck. Or an office worker will be able to tap the wireless panic button beneath his desk.

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New York City's education tab swells to $25 billion to foot new programs

New programs to help students meet tougher academic standards and a state-mandated teacher rating system helped to boost New York City's public schools budget to a record $24.8 billion next year.

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Gov. Fallin: Okla. will not have law requiring storm shelters in schools

She pointed to an article in the Tulsa World, estimating the cost of constructing a shelter in every public school in Oklahoma at more than $2 billion.

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Ohio could get millions in early-education funds

The call was part of a stepped-up effort to press Congress to approve the 10-year program, which would finance preschool expansion by raising billions of dollars with an increase in the cigarette tax. But there is little sign that the Republican-controlled House is ready to approve such a tax to expand preschool.

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Movement against Common Core education standards hits N.C.

The K-12 learning standards known as “Common Core” have been adopted by 45 states after being in the works for several years. But recently there has been a growing chorus of tea party and other opponents who say the standards should be dumped.

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Education needs sensible reform and targeted funding

Once again the chamber attracted some "big-name" education reformers to Mackinac: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former head of Washington, D.C.’s school system and now leader of Student First, Michelle Rhee.

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The $1 Billion cure for Colo. education?

In last month’s Supreme Court decision in State v Lobato, four justices ruled that the Colorado school finance system provides a “thorough and uniform” education for all Colorado children, and also allows “local control” of instructional content by local school boards. Both conditions are required by the Colorado Constitution.

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Construction begins on Basis (Ariz.) school expansion for grades K-4

The nationally recognized charter school will reopen a larger, two-story building to accommodate students from the lower elementary grades, who will attend school with fifth and sixth-graders.

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Residents near Tonawanda (N.Y.) city school voice concerns about stadium construction

Work on the new athletic campus at Tonawanda High/Middle School is ramping up, but a few homeowners on nearby Adam Street are upset about the impact of the construction on their properties. The residents voiced their complaints to the Tonawanda School Board during a meeting Tuesday night.

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