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Arizona superintendent criticized for promoting private schools

Social media was abuzz over the revelation that John Huppenthal, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, made an automated call to families promoting a program that uses taxpayer dollars to send kids to private school.

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Florida NRA pushes simulated weapons disciplining bill

The group is supporting a proposal that would prevent children from being disciplined for playing with simulated weapons in school, which includes brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food.

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Schools in 14 cities work to expand arts education

In an effort to expand arts education for all K8 students, 14 cities and school districts have now joined a program linking local arts groups with nearby schools to improve programs amid strained budgets.

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Fundraising burnout: A new problem for cash-strapped schools

Parents who are growing weary from a seemingly endless barrage of appeals for money from their children's schools have an unlikely ally: the $1.4 billion school fundraising industry.

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Maine ed committee approves moratorium on virtual charter schools

Under an amended bill, the state would partner with New Hampshire’s state-run virtual academy to allow any Maine student to access their online resources by this fall.

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Wisconsin approves new K12 financial literacy grants

Wisconsin’s Departments of Financial Institutions and Public Instruction are teaming up to provide a $250,000 statewide grant program to encourage K12 districts to incorporate personal finance education into their curricula.

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House approves Utah bill to award grants for preschool

The House voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

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Board signs off on turning Nashville schools into pre-K hubs

The Nashville Metro board voted unanimously to transform two elementary schools into new pre-K hubs as part of a plan to expand prekindergarten over the next four years.

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CO superintendents come together to draw line on school funding

A letter signed by 171 of the state’s 178 superintendents this week calls for the legislature to more than double the proposed increase in next year’s state funding for K12 education.

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AP participation nearly double in 10 years

While more students than ever are taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, many are still failing the tests, according to the College Board, which administers the AP program.

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