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Tory MPs warn ministers over nursery funding

Ministers must protect funding for state-run nurseries in England or risk seeing schools close, Conservative MPs have warned. Children with disabilities and special educational needs would be among those most affected, they said. The schools will lose almost £60m a year from 2020 unless action is taken. The Department for ...

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Massachusetts OKs $8.2M to aid students fleeing hurricanes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is releasing more than $8.2 million in education dollars to school districts that enrolled students who evacuated from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the money to be released this week is the second installment of $15 million pledged ...

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Mayor signs $748 million budget, highlights youth programs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city has signed its fiscal year 2019 budget. Mayor Jorge Elorza has signed the over $748 million spending plan for the fiscal year of 2019 on Monday. Elorza says he’s excited about the “robust investments in youth and education.” The ...

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Wounded students from Parkland school shooting to get $1.63M

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 victims killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will each receive $400,000 from a $10.5 million fund. Eighteen of the injured survivors will receive $1.63 million. The Broward Education Foundation and a steering committee for the victims announced ...

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School safety recommendations prioritize mental health

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire task force’s report on improving school safety includes a strong focus on mental health, though one advocacy group says the suggestions don’t go far enough. The task force appointed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday made 59 recommendations, including eight related to ...

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Florida teacher union sues over new law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest teacher’s union is suing to try to block implementation of a new law that it says unfairly targets education labor organizations. The law took effect Sunday. It was a massive education bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott in March. While part of the ...

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