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Homestead-Wakefield School Discussed at Harford School Budget Meeting

At two previous sessions, PTA president Mary Harris requested increased access to computers and infrastructure improvements. This time, she thanked the board and county officials for listening.

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At Strike’s Root, Runaway Costs in Busing Pupils

The day before the start of New York City's first school bus strike in 34 years, a long yellow bus pulled up at Public School 282 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the little bodies that popped out could be counted on one hand: Three.

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Funding STEM with Online Donations

Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is an online charity dedicated to helping to end that practice.

N.J. Board Opposes Superintendent Salary Caps, Will Push State for Change

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.

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Ky. Schools May Owe $60 million Bill After Insurance Trust Dissolves

Kentucky's school districts are facing a bill of $50 million to $60 million to pay off a longstanding deficit in a financially troubled insurance trust.

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Kan. Lawmakers Mulling Ballot Measure on Schools

Those who control the Kansas Legislature want to revise the state constitution to rein in the courts following a ruling that the state must boost its spending on public schools, several GOP leaders confirmed Monday.

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An Ohio District Gets an ‘A’ in Frugality

Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.

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Report: Marblehead School Technology in ‘Very Poor Shape’

Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.

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Virginia Voters Want Armed Guards at Every School

Bucking the national trend, Virginia voters, by a wide margin, want an armed guard in every school, but they do strongly back an assault weapons ban, according to a poll Thursday. A Quinnipiac University poll found that Old Dominion voters favor putting an armed police officer at every school, 66 percent to 29 percent.

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Texas Public Schools Face $1B Shortfall

Public Education in Texas is running $1 billion short, meaning officials will soon have to seek that much in supplemental appropriations from the state legislature. That's what Shirley Beaulieu, chief financial officer at the Texas Education Agency, told the court Monday during the state's sweeping school finance trial. Beaulieu said a $1 billion supplemental appropriation request will be necessary in coming weeks to help school districts make their July expense payments.

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