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Controversial school vouchers considered In Oklahoma

Parents who want to send their kids to private school could get state funding for tuition if supporters of a new proposal get their way. A bill that would establish 'Education Savings Accounts' is making its way through the Legislature.

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Cupcakes, doughnuts to make comeback in Michigan schools?

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would give Michigan school officials flexibility to raise money at least three times a week by selling snacks now banned under federal guidelines.

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Cell phone use now allowed in New York City schools

New York City public school students were allowed to have their phones in school for the first time after the city officially ended the cell phone ban. Each school has developed its own rules for the phones, including allowing students to use them only during lunch and in designated areas.

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98 schools apply for Wisconson state voucher program

Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year. Enrollment is limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program.

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Bill to reduce regulations on school lunches in the works

Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced plans to introduce legislation that would relax the U.S. Department of Agriculture rules for schools when it comes to serving whole grain products and reducing sodium levels.

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New Mexico high school students protest against new test

High schools throughout out New Mexico saw a massive walkout from students to welcome in the first day of testing under the state’s new PARCC standardized test.

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Many Florida districts experienced issues with new test

The debut of Florida's new computerized testing system stumbled in its first hours Monday, as more than half of the state's school districts reported trouble accessing material online.

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Florida school chiefs worry about computer-based tests

As students get ready to take Florida's new standardized test, many school leaders insist the transition is too fast and the increasing reliance on computers could hurt student grades.

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Two Ala. school systems ordered to forge local separation agreement

Jefferson County Schools and Gardendale City Schools have been asked by the state superintendent to forge a local separation agreement. The two school systems began mediation after negotiations for Gardendale's separation from Jefferson County came to an impasse.

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Arkansas bill to allow school consolidation waivers advances

The House Education Committee recommended a bill that would allow a district with a student population that is below 350 for two consecutive years to request a waiver if the district is not in academic, fiscal or facilities distress or on probation for accreditation violations.

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