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Out-of-state money pouring into Minneapolis school board race

An unprecedented amount of money is upending the citywide Minneapolis school board race with hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from well-funded outside groups.

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Raise transparency standards for all schools, says Mich. governor

A week after Democrats in the Michigan House announced their intentions to reform charter schools, Gov. Rick Snyder said both private and public schools need to be held more accountable and treated equally.

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Katy ISD expected to hit 100,000 students by 2024

The Texas district, which added some 2,865 students in the last year alone, is expected to hit nearly 100,000 students by 2024, according to the report by College Station-based Population and Survey Analaysts.

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N.M. court upholds law for textbooks to private schools

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a decades-old law that calls for the state to provide textbooks and other instructional material to private and religious schools. The court ruled the law doesn’t violate a state constitutional provision barring taxpayer money from being used to support any “sectarian, denominational or private school.”

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Lawyers, high court justices debate Wash. charter school funding

The debate over money for education was heard at the Washington Supreme Court again, focusing on the state's new commitment to public charter schools. A coalition of teachers, parents and community groups is suing the state to stop the new charter system from getting off the ground.

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City school board in New York seeks new stance on discipline

The Rochester School District is negotiating a new contract with the Rochester Police Department to provide school resource officers in schools, with a new focus on restorative justice practices for wayward students.

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Wisconsin school district okays budget that raises teacher pay

Despite concerns about the hit on taxpayers, the Madison School Board overwhelmingly approved a $405.4 million budget for 2014-2015 that will boost teacher pay and raise school taxes.

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District and city of Detroit strike deal on debt, school buildings

A deal has been reached between the city of Detroit and Detroit Public Schools — in the form of a trade. The city says it will forgive $11.6 million of the public school district's debt in exchange for control of 77 vacant school properties and lots scattered throughout the city.

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Florida school district partners to build new school for homeless kids

Metropolitan Ministries and the Hillsborough County Schools District are partnering to build a new school for the children that call Miracle Place their temporary home.

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Multiple districts write Mo. county prosecutor regarding grand jury decision

Seven school districts are asking St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to carefully consider safety concerns for students when he releases the findings of the Michael Brown grand jury. They are asking that any grand jury decision be announced either after 5 p.m. on weekdays or on a weekend.

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