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Georgia governor creates commission to review school funding

The new Education Reform Commission will suggest changes to the school funding formula for distributing state tax proceeds to 180 local school districts. The formula dates to the 1980s and the state has been under funding it for over a decade.

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Wisconsin district looking to limit special education open enrollment

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

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Kentucky district asks legislature to change superintendent search law

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

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Teachers’ union opposes New Haven proposed public-charter school plan

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

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Statewide effort focuses on reducing arrests in Connecticut schools

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years, including increasing the number of juvenile review boards to handle troubled students in the community.

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High schools seek a safer path back from concussion

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

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Kansas City charter school operator ordered to pay nearly $1 million

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

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Bill to strengthen school marshal program filed in Texas

The newly filed Private School Marshal Act builds off of the Protection of Texas Children Act, a bill passed last session that provided for trained, certified and armed school marshals to protect public schools. It would expand the scope of the school marshal program to include private schools.

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More schools serve dinner as demand expands

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

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Districts grapple with unknowns in cuts to Kansas education

When it comes to next year’s education budget, Kansas school administrators say they are once again worried. They just don’t know how much to worry. “We’ll have less next year,” said Destry Brown, superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. “But we don’t know how much."

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