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Rhode Island city's council approves school labor contracts

The Cranston City Council ratified three school labor contracts for teachers, teacher assistants and bus aides, and technical teacher assistants that would cost the city's school department a projected $6,264,706 over three years.

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New York state panel releases report on $2 billion school bond act

A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing first.

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Battle over Arizona education funding goes to trial

During a five-day trial beginning this week, the state and the schools will argue their cases over whether the state must retroactively pay for inflation costs not fully paid during three years of the Great Recession.

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Ohio senator's proposed legislation could add 38 days to school year

State Sen. Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) will introduce legislation that, if passed, would add 38 days to the required number Ohio students must go to school each year. The 220-day proposal is aimed at public and charter school students in the state.

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California schools chief race may reverberate beyond state

The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection. This year's contest, however, is one of the tightest and costliest on the statewide ballot, the reflection of an emerging fault line in the Democratic Party over education policy.

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Three decades after order, Denver schools still struggle to teach English

Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.

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Tumult at the top for Burlington schools

Burlington schools face a leadership vacuum — for the second time this year — as three top administrators step down, citing major strife with School Board members.

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Philly schools take risk by disbursing health care savings before court rules

The Philadelphia School District decided Friday to give schools access to $15 million starting Monday, based on expected savings from forcing teachers to contribute toward their health care premiums.

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New Jersey legislature drifts toward allowing virtual learning on snow days

The proposal by state Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen) would effectively set up a mechanism for school districts to apply for permission to use online classes as a fill-in in the case of weather emergencies, which lately have been pressing on school calendars.

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New York state to review schools' immigration compliance

New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school.

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