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Pennsylvania district looks for responsible people to make walking bus program a success

Starting this fall, students of Rupert Elementary School will be encouraged to join a walking school bus. But first, the school district needs to build the “bus” -- a corps of trained volunteers to escort children.

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Texas education investigators see rise in sex allegations

The agency previously reported an uptick of 27 percent over the last three years. The number of investigations rose from 141 during the academic year that ended in 2010 to 179 at year-end 2014.

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Schools seek ways to make up snow days

Indiana school districts that have missed more than a week of class due to winter weather are searching for ways to make up those days.

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Rural schools burdened by transportation costs

State lawmakers are attempting to address the inequity, but there may not be enough money in the state’s checkbook to cover any viable solution.

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Low vaccination rates put some Utah schools at risk

An analysis of immunization data for the 2014-15 academic year shows that Utah County parents are less likely to immunize their 5-year-olds than those who live in Salt Lake County.

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How California schools are using art to boost achievement

Even when other schools were dropping the arts, teachers here have integrated art and music into their classes for at least 15 years. Lucker says it helps her as a teacher.

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Education funding is a big issue for Iowa legislature

The big debate in the legislature is to what degree they will increase funding for education.

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State aid increases to S.D. school districts

The South Dakota Legislature has passed a 2 percent increase in state aid to school districts despite concerns that the measure shifts some costs to local property taxpayers.

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Block grant funding for Kansas schools gets tentative House approval

The Kansas House narrowly advanced a controversial bill repealing the state’s current school finance formula in favor of flexible block grants. The proposal will give school districts more flexibility on how to spend state dollars but will also reduce overall school funding for the current year.

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Charter school bill stays on track in Alabama Legislature

The Education Policy Committee in the House of Representatives approved a proposed charter school bill that would give the committee the authority to approve applications for start-up charter schools that are denied by local school boards.

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