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Advocates Press for More Funding for Schools During N.J. Senate Budget Hearing

Advocates asked for more money for school districts, transportation and towns Tuesday at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s first legislative hearing on Governor Christie's proposed $32.9 billion spending plan.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Will Hold Employee Health Insurance Policy, Possibly Saving $1M

Grand Rapids Public Schools will hold the policy for its employee health insurance coverage in a move district leaders say will save the district more than $1 million and allow it to solicit better bids from competing insurance companies.

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Ill. Lawmaker Wants to Stop Using Schools As Polling Places

A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.

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Hawaii Public Schools Receive $1M in Grants

Hawaii's state Department of Education has given $1 million in one-time grants to 32 local schools as part of the “Strive HI” campaign, which rewards and supports public schools who have shown progress in academic performance and in meeting annual progress goals tied to the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Judge Temporarily Halts Ala. Private School Tax Credits

A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.

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S.D. Legislature Passes Bill For Schools to Train and Arm Teachers

The South Dakota Legislature gave final approval Monday to a plan that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December's shooting at a grade school in Connecticut.

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Feds Reviewing Discipline Rates of Black Students in Seattle Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle Public Schools.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Highlights Schools in State of State

Jobs and education were the main points in Gov. Rick Scott's third State of the State speech, one that comes as he prepares to seek re-election.

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Proposed Legislation Promotes Kan. Charters

Two bills introduced in the Legislature would give charter schools greater freedom to open and operate in Kansas, where the schools have struggled to find a foothold.

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NY High School Raises $489K with Marathon Dance

The 710 students from South Glens Falls High School danced for more than a day: Conga lines, "Gangnam Style," giddy-ups, hand jives and the "Harlem Shake." Then, flushed and weary, the teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference.

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