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Iowa Governor Proposes $187M Increase in State Ed Budget

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, has proposed increasing the state’s education budget by $187 million. While most Republican-led states have focused on vouchers and charter schools, Iowa has no private school voucher program and has only three charter schools in the entire state.

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Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Arming School Employees

Public and private school principals could designate teachers and other school employees who would carry concealed weapons on campus at all times in an effort to make schools safer, under legislation that won approval Wednesday from a Florida House committee.

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Newark School Board Candidates Change Tone on Charter Schools

As Newark’s school advisory board candidates hash out their positions in the run-up to the April 16 election, a change in tone has emerged from a slate once known for its opposition to charter schools.

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Batavia (Ill.)School District Drops a Notch in ISBE Financial Profile

Batavia dropped from the "Financial Recognition" category—which is earned by 65 percent of the school districts in Illinois in the recent announcement—to the the "Financial Review" category, according to the ISBE document.

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Batavia (Ill.)School District Drops a Notch in ISBE Financial Profile

Batavia dropped from the "Financial Recognition" category—which is earned by 65 percent of the school districts in Illinois in the recent announcement—to the the "Financial Review" category, according to the ISBE document.

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Two Teachers Sue Columbus (Ohio) Schools Claiming Discrimination

Two teachers in Columbus schools’ gifted-student program sued their bosses in federal court yesterday, saying they’ve been discriminated against because they are white.

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Conn. Owes About $235,000 to Education Reform Consultants

Three education consulting firms sued the state this week claiming the Department of Education failed to pay them in full for their work helping the Malloy administration with its reform efforts in 2012.

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Lunch Cost Increase, More Resource Officers in Ga. District's Budget Plan

The budget represents recommendations from the district's superintendent, J. Alvin Wilbanks. March 26 was the first day citizens heard about the budget during area school board meetings.

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N.J. District One of First in County School to Display New Bus Ads

While the EIRC instituted a pilot program with a few Comcast advertisements on Atlantic County and Camden school buses last September, this is the first major launch of a long-term advertising contract. Sahara Sam’s ads will be on the buses for a total of 14 months.

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Kansas Senate Sets Vote to Allow Guns in Schools, Other Public Buildings

The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill expanding the number of public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed and letting public school and college employees carry concealed firearms.

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