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Gov. Rick Scott proposes bump to education funding

The governor will ask the Florida Legislature to allocate the highest per-student budget in state history. The "Keep Florida Working" budget proposal also includes almost $20 billion in total K12 education funding, about a one-billion dollar increase compared to the current fiscal year's budget.

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South Dakota K12 bill causing caution on Spanish immersion school

Plans for an $11 million Spanish immersion elementary school in Sioux Falls have been delayed as looming legislation to put new limits on K12 taxes threatens to throw a wrench in the local school district’s building budget.

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Georgia district gets first school-based health center

Clayton County Public Schools opened its first school-based health center, joining a small but growing number of school districts providing health care for its students. It will provide on-site pediatric and adolescent care for acute and chronic illnesses for students.

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Miss. panel votes for alternative language for school funding ballot initiative

Mississippi lawmakers proposed alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding, raising the likelihood of a showdown on the House floor.

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With critics on all sides, Wis. school accountability bill moves ahead

A contentious Wisconsin bill has been introduced outlining how to hold publicly funded schools accountable for student performance, including creating a new state board that would issue strict penalties to schools that don't improve.

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California school builders to gather signatures for 2016 bond measure

School-construction and home-building groups launched an effort to qualify a $9 billion school bond for the November 2016 ballot, only days after Gov. Jerry Brown released a budget plan that minimized the state’s role in paying for building new classrooms and modernizing existing ones.

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North Dakota bill would limit access to school district records

A bill introduced to the State Legislature would seal relevant records in a school district employee’s file should that employee be charged with a crime in district court. The records would become publicly available after the criminal complaint against the employee was resolved.

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Indiana bill would forward student-teacher messages to parents, school

Communications between teachers and students could be automatically forwarded to parents and school administrators if a new bill becomes law. The proposed bill stems from multiple instances of inappropriate conduct between teachers and students, over the years, including two arrests in Indiana in the past week.

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Computer glitch leads to misallocation of millions for Iowa school projects

A computer programming error caused the Iowa Department of Revenue to misallocate more than $9 million in sales taxes to be used for school infrastructure projects. School districts in high-retail, metro areas were shorted dollars, while districts in rural areas received more money than they should have.

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San Francisco USD seeks record requests for district space from charter schools

San Francisco's real estate boom has enveloped housing and commercial properties for years. But now at least one set of schools may be reeling from the effects of the soaring real estate prices in The City: charter schools.

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