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Luna pitches 5.1% funding boost for Idaho schools

Idaho’s schools, hard-hit by budget cuts during years of economic downturn, would see a 5.1 percent boost in funding next year, under a budget plan pitched to lawmakers Thursday by state schools chief Tom Luna.

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Fairfax County parents seek relief for packed classrooms

Class size increases account for millions of dollars in savings in the proposed budget for county schools. However, even as the school community views these increases with an air of inevitability in a tight budget year, parents are looking for assurances…

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Cuomo sweetens Pre-K deal: ‘Whatever’ Mayor needs

A day after Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffed his proposalto set aside $1.5 billion to pay for prekindergarten classes, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo came back on Wednesday with a new offer: a blank check. “Whatever he needs,” Mr. Cuomo promised. “As fast as he…

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School systems can apply for safety grants

School districts across the nation will be able to apply for competitive grants to develop or update their school safety plans, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Wednesday in Baltimore County.

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East Sac County considers 4-day school week

A rural, western Iowa school district could become the second district in the state to hold classes four days a week in an effort school officials hope will reduce classroom disruptions and strengthen teacher skills.

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Will waiving some rules help Kansas City schools?

A Kansas experiment looks to test whether state rules piled on schools smother the possibility of a better classroom. Eight school districts, including Blue Valley and Kansas City, Kan., want designation as “innovative” — a title freeing them from a hodgepodge…

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Transgender students get new options in California

School districts in California are grappling with a newly enacted, first-of-its-kind law that spells out rights for those students who don't identify as being the gender of their birth. The law grants students who identify themselves as transgender the right to…

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