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Restored Education Funds Fail to Make Up for Earlier Cutbacks

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

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Oklahoma Education Department Spent $2.3 million through Slush Fund, Audit Claims

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

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Colo. Lawmakers Want More Oversight for Online Schools

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

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Valedictorian Facing Deportation Gets Reprieve in Florida

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

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Wisconsin Assembly Taking Up Special-Needs Education Change

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

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Utah Lawmakers Pass Abstinence-Only Sex Education Curriculum

The Utah Legislature has passed a controversial bill mandating an abstinence-only sex education curriculum for Utah public schools or allows schools to drop the subject altogether.

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N.Y. Schools Lose $7.5 Million Grant

City Department of Education officials quietly gave back a $7.5 million state schools grant last week because they say they couldn’t reach a required deal with the teachers’ union.

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Dozens Arrested in California Education Protests

A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building.

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Minn. School District Settles Bullying Lawsuit

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

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L.A. Schools Use Mobile App to Report Maintenance Problems

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to turn many of its 700,000 students into "smart sensors," to help keep the school facilities running smoothly.

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