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Pennsylvania schools wait on millions in Medicaid funding from state

Due to new federal regulations and snafus at the state level, as much as $28 million is owed to school districts, private and charter schools and intermediate units. Some local school districts are out six-figure sums.

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Michelle Obama fights GOP on school lunch rules

Michelle Obama is fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she’s ready ‘‘to fight until the bitter end.’’

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Buffalo Board of Education hopes to increase seats at top-performing schools

The new Buffalo Board of Education majority intends to start dramatically overhauling the city’s schools when it meets Wednesday, proposing significant changes such as increasing the number of charter schools and lobbying for more state intervention in the school system.

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Arizona Interscholastic Association raises fees to reduce shortfall

Addressing a half-million-dollar shortfall from 2012-2013, Arizona's high school sports governing body has unveiled a series of fees that has surprised school administrators and, in some cases, drawn their ire.

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More Massachusetts districts select PARCC over MCAS for next year

About three-quarters of the school committees across the state have decided if their students will continue to take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Systems (MCAS) exam next year or will switch to the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC). Of the districts which have decided, 57 percent will take the PARCC and 41 percent selected the MCAS

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State authorizes Philadelphia to tax cigarettes for school funding

Legislation that would enable Philadelphia to levy a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The Philadelphia School District had been waiting for the state to authorize a city cigarette tax in order to help close a $93 million budget gap.

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General school aid increases for 2014-2015 in Wisconsin

Many Fond du Lac area school districts will receive an increase in general Wisconsin state aid for the upcoming school year. The Fond du Lac School District is set to get an estimated $42.8 million, up 6.3 percent from last year.

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Ohio district to open first bilingual school this fall

Toledo Smart Elementary is a new K2 charter school that will teach core subjects in Spanish and English. The school will serve Spanish-speaking students as well as any student seeking to pick up a dual language.

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School districts act to ban e-cigarettes on campus

A growing number of school districts are updating their tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarettes. The vapor products, which some say are safer to use than tobacco cigarettes, are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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FCC proposes $2 billion for school, library internet

It's time for the federal E-rate program that aids schools and libraries with telecommunication costs to catch up with the wireless, 1-to-1, texting, web-surfing generation, according to the E-rate modernization proposal the Federal Communications Commission released.

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