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Grand Rapids Public Schools Will Hold Employee Health Insurance Policy, Possibly Saving $1M

Grand Rapids Public Schools will hold the policy for its employee health insurance coverage in a move district leaders say will save the district more than $1 million and allow it to solicit better bids from competing insurance companies.

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Ill. Lawmaker Wants to Stop Using Schools As Polling Places

A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.

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Hawaii Public Schools Receive $1M in Grants

Hawaii's state Department of Education has given $1 million in one-time grants to 32 local schools as part of the “Strive HI” campaign, which rewards and supports public schools who have shown progress in academic performance and in meeting annual progress goals tied to the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Judge Temporarily Halts Ala. Private School Tax Credits

A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.

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S.D. Legislature Passes Bill For Schools to Train and Arm Teachers

The South Dakota Legislature gave final approval Monday to a plan that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December's shooting at a grade school in Connecticut.

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Feds Reviewing Discipline Rates of Black Students in Seattle Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle Public Schools.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Highlights Schools in State of State

Jobs and education were the main points in Gov. Rick Scott's third State of the State speech, one that comes as he prepares to seek re-election.

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Funding Education in Washington State Requires More Taxes

Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.

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Capitalists for Preschool

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.

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