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Columbus area schools win $36 million in ‘Straight A’ state grants

Five Franklin County school districts, a STEM school, a charter school and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio were among the 37 schools and consortiums awarded nearly $150 million in the second round of education grants from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.

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Kansas schools may expand free meal programs

A new federal program could allow some Kansas schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, at no cost to their families.

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Philadelphia City Council agrees to borrow $30M to aid schools

At the last possible moment, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday came up with the money that a struggling School District had been pleading for.

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Civil rights lessons in Mississippi schools inconsistent

Although Mississippi became one of the first states to make civil rights education mandatory in schools, starting in 2011, the state offers no specific training in it for teachers and doesn't track how much or how little civil rights education is being taught.

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Some Maine schools still making up snow days

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer, but some schools in the area are still in session, making up snow days they took during this past brutal winter.

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Homelessness exploding in suburban Indiana schools

A record 16,223 students in Indiana schools were homeless in 2012-13 — that's up 121 percent since 2006-07, according to the latest data from the Indiana Department of Education.

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Michigan spends $1B on charter schools but fails to hold them accountable

Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among the nation’s weakest, and the state demands little accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent and how well children are educated.

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Disabled students in N.J. gain equal access to athletics

Students with disabilities are about to gain equal access to school sports in New Jersey. A new bill instructs districts to work with disabled students, families and community advocates to identify opportunities for participation in physical education and extracurricular sports.

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Bill package considered to improve special education services

A Washington, D.C., council committee is taking up a package of bills intended to improve services for special-education students. Among other things, the legislation would establish the procedural safeguards that exist for parents in jurisdictions with more effective special education programs.

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Significant vacancies in education applicants in South Dakota, survey finds

More than 80 percent of the state's public school districts reported having significant vacancies for open teaching positions at the end of May, a survey from the School Administrators of South Dakota revealed. The survey found that 258 positions, or 30 percent, of 803 teaching positions available this spring remained unfilled as of May 28.

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