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House GOP budget plan calls for school spending boost

Indiana’s public schools would see a $469 million increase in funding in the new two-year state budget under a proposal released by majority House Republicans that also includes an additional $40 million in grants for charter schools.

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Several thousand Florida high school students will learn CPR in school

A group of Tampa students were the first of about 3,000 Hillsborough County freshmen to try out new hands-only CPR training kits, which the American Heart Association and St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine are providing to eight county high schools.

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Overhauled New York City public school discipline code to cost $5 million

The money, which is included in the current city budget, will pay for training in conflict resolution for school staff and other aspects of the sweeping changes to student discipline procedures.

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'Grassroots' Florida school board association founded

Dissatisfied with the Florida School Board Association, Collier school board member Erika Donalds and three others launched a new school board group that supports school choice options, including charter school and local control of education issues.

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Education committee push 'No Child' overhaul forward

The House Education and the Workforce Committee have passed a bill to reauthorize the long-outdated No Child Left Behind Act. The bill would give states more flexibility in designing accountability systems and consolidate dozens of federal education programs.

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Missouri Senate to debate school transfer bill

The Missouri Senate is expected to debate proposed changes to the student transfer law this week. Four bills had been proposed that would take different approaches at changing the law that lets students in poor-performing schools transfer to better performing ones, at the expense of the sending school.

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Arizona Senate panel approves school voucher program expansions

Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state's private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved by an Arizona Senate committee.

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Georgia governor seeks reforms to improve failing schools

Legislation has been introduced to create an Opportunity School District that will allow the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing schools. The district would take in no more than 20 schools per year and schools would stay in the district for five to 10 years.

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High school graduation rate hits all-time high

The national graduation rate hit a record high of 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year, according to the Department of Education. Federal initiatives such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation and School Improvement Grants were credited for gains in closing achievement and opportunity gaps among students.

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West Michigan school leaders react to proposed budget

The per-student funding allocation in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget concerns school leaders. Per-student foundation grants would rise by $75, but districts say certain funding cuts make the net of that much smaller and the budget doesn't factor in inflationary costs.

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