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Public school aid in next Wisconsin budget to remain unchanged

Gov. Scott Walker said that school funding would remain "largely intact" in the state budget he introduces next week and that he would provide additional aid for schools in sparsely populated areas and regions with high busing costs.

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Dallas students offered dinner in after school program

For the 8,000 Dallas ISD students in the district's after school program, a full, balanced meal to end the school day is part of the district’s expanded After School Meal Program.

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State gives flexibility to school junk food ban

South Carolina's new superintendent of education, Molly Spearman, has lifted the complete ban on selling unhealthy snacks in schools that began last July under the "Smart Snacks" provision of the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010."

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Arkansas votes to take over Little Rock School District

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis.

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Public school enrollment increases again in Louisiana

Louisiana public school enrollment inched up by about 4,800 students this year to 717,896, a rise of less than 1 percent from the 2013-14 academic session. It was the ninth consecutive annual increase since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita chased off 10 percent of the state's students.

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Nashville school board members fear budget won’t be enough

Sparked by Metro Schools’ expected enrollment growth next school year, the Tennessee city's board of education expressed fears about the district’s budget and being willing to fund the district in full because of a lack of progress from some schools.

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Controversial school voucher plan back in front of lawmakers

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he is putting his shoulder-weight behind giving parents more power to choose where their kids go to school by continuing to push a controversial voucher plan that was voted down last session.

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Utah lawmaker: all school board elections should be partisan

A proposed bill by a Utah senator would not only make state school board elections partisan, it would also extend the partisan system to boards for local school districts.

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Iowa House approves school funding

State funding of Iowa’s K12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill passed largely along party lines in the Iowa House.

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Pinellas School Board calls on state to fix testing system

Florida's system for testing students, grading schools and evaluating teachers is broken and state officials need to fix it, the district's school board says. The action made Pinellas one of many across Florida to formally call on lawmakers and education officials to overhaul the system.

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