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Study highlights Chattanooga (Tenn.) region's education gap

There are urban neighborhoods with short life expectancies and high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And there are affluent areas where preventive care and insurance are within reach.

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State education spending still lower than in 2008: report

Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Florida county schools face $7.5 million revenue loss

The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.

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Ohio schools say they’re ready for twisters

The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.

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Tenn. BOE mulls limiting texts, emails between students, teachers

A stricter electronic communication policy that prohibits email and text communications between teachers and students that aren’t related to instructional or school activity issues will be considered by the Hawkins County Board of Education when it meets in regular session June. 4.

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Furloughs will force Department of Defense schools to shut down for five days next academic year

Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.

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Former Atlanta schools tech director under federal investigation

A former Atlanta schools technology chief has resigned his job with a Dallas school district amid a federal investigation stemming from his time in Atlanta.

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Minneapolis schools, teachers union embark on high stakes hearts-and-minds campaigns

Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.

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Some Ill. schools breaking medical law protecting young diabetics

It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

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Sequester cuts gut schools serving neediest students

Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.

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