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California School Districts May Fall $158 Million Short

Orange County school districts are working to lower their financial obligations next year by as much as $158 million, a cost-cutting ax expected to fall largely on employee salaries and benefits after years of class-size increases and program cuts.

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NYC Spent at Least $20M During School Bus Strike

New York City spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis, and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the monthlong bus strike, but some still didn't get there at all, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Monday.

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Los Angeles Teachers Union Wins Right to Represent Charter School

The Los Angeles teachers union announced Wednesday night that it has won the right to negotiate a contract for teachers and counselors at a West San Fernando Valley charter school.

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Iowa Senate Passes 4 Percent School Funding Increase for Fiscal 2015

Majority Democrats in the Iowa Senate voted Thursday to approve a 4 percent increase in state aid for K12 public school districts for the fiscal 2015 budget year.

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Montana District Seeks Bond to Replace 42-Year-Old Roof

Polson (Mont.) Superintendent Linda Reksten says the 42-year-old roof at Polson High School has to be fixed. “There is no other option,” Reksten says, but it will be up to School District 23 voters whether they’ll pay for it. No one else is going to. Ballots seeking a yea-or-nay vote on a nearly $2.5 million debt service bond were mailed out Feb. 5.

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Tebow Home School Sports Bill Sacked in Virginia Senate

Legislation to let home schooled students join public school sports teams was defeated today in the Senate Education and Health Committee, where similar bills have failed in previous years.

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New Jersey Elementary School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.

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Missouri County Makes School Safety Task Force Report Public

A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.

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Sandy Hook Is Paint Scheme for Daytona 500 Car

NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip will carry a special Sandy Hook School Support Fund paint scheme in the Feb. 24 Daytona 500. The tribute is part of a joint effort of the two-time Daytona 500 champion, Swan Racing, which will supply Waltrip the No. 26 car, and NASCAR to raise awareness and contributions for the fund.

N.Y. Mayor Gives LA School Board $1 Million

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers — including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process — that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

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