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Maine Superintendent Urges Passage of Budget

The proposed budget would increase the school's portion of property taxes by 3 percent, from $9.57 to $9.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, while cutting dozens of positions.

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New York Senator Wants Cameras on School Buses to Prosecute Dangerous Drivers

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced their support for legislation that would allow the installation and use of stop arm cameras on school buses.

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Pittsburgh School Alters Approach to Good Behavior

At Faison K-5, good behavior is taught alongside academics in an effort to change the culture of the 530-student school long plagued with academic and discipline problems.

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Newtown (Conn.) Residents Divided Over School Site

As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.

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Is Local Education in N.Y. In Danger?

Classrooms crowded with more than 30 students. No electives or advanced placement classes. No sports or music. This is the future for some local schools if finances continue on their current trend — and it might happen sooner than later.

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Before Newtown, How 4 Other Schools Handled Reopening After Tragedy

A panel of 28 Newtown officials voted unanimously for a plan to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary school, the site of one of the worst school massacres in U.S. history, and rebuild a new school in its place.

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Half of Closed Flint Schools in Last Decade Mostly in Black Areas

Nearly half of the more than 20 school closures announced by the Flint School District over the last decade have been in predominantly black neighborhoods on the northwest side of the city, according to an MLive-Flint Journal analysis.

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Texas Advocacy Group Wields Charter-Policy Power

A single education advocacy group, Raise Your Hand, has influence in negotiations over Texas legislation and has won it both respect and exasperation in education circles.

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Ind. Schools Seeing More Success with Tax Hikes

Indiana school districts that won voters' approval last week for the majority of the tax increases they had sought to boost school funding may be becoming more skilled at selling the public on the need for those tax hikes, say experts who've tracked Indiana's school referendums for several years.

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Will Cameras Make Schools Safer in Vermont?

Since 20-year-old Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December, education officials in Vermont and across the nation have taken steps to review and increase security. That's driving a renewed interest in surveillance cameras.

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