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New funding to be requested for Native American schools

The Obama administration will request $1 billion in funding for American Indian education when it releases its budget next week, including millions for desperately needed school construction.

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Nevada governor expands school breakfast plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval has challenged all schools in the state to get more of their students eating breakfast before class with a new contest. Nevada currently ranks 41st in the nation for breakfast participation.

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Governor holding school aid proposals back, allege education groups

New York's leading school groups said Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making it impossible for districts to develop their budgets for the fiscal year that starts July 1 because the state has refused to release aid projections.

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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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