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Pennsylvania schools factoring Obamacare into their budgets

The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.

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New York, Alaska spend most per-pupil on education

The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.

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In Ohio, schools built by the state often overcrowded

Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.

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Some Tennessee schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

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Illinois studying new regulations for special education

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

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State tells Seattle schools to fix special education

Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.

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Policy ending criticized lesson plans leaves Texas schools in a bind

Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.

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Football safety at core of program adopted in Va. schools

Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.

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Insulin in California schools: State's high court considers shots

California's largest nursing organization's courtroom bid to block public school employees from giving insulin shots to diabetic students appears to be on life support.

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Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to rebuild

Administrators believe rebuilding a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a May 20 tornado will help their neighborhoods' long-term recovery, though some parents and children aren't sure it's a good idea to put up new schools on land where seven third-graders perished after being crushed by debris.

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