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Florida court clears way to release school shooting video

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for the release of exterior surveillance video showing law enforcement’s response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court’s decision to release the video from the Feb. ...

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Jackson school system taps Oklahoma administrator as leader

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s second-largest school district says it wants to hire an Oklahoma administrator as its next superintendent. The Jackson school board on Tuesday announced Errick Greene, currently a top administrator for Tulsa schools, as its choice. Before Greene signs a contract, the board is asking the Mississippi ...

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Texas governor grants $1.5M more to Santa Fe after shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott has announced additional funding for the Houston-area community where a teenage gunman in May fatally shot eight students and two substitute teachers. Abbott said in a statement Wednesday that $1.5 million will be given to Santa Fe for a “resiliency center” that will ...

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Charter school leaders send $75K for McKee’s campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two board members at a public charter network in Rhode Island have donated $75,000 to Dan McKee’s Democratic primary campaign for lieutenant governor. WPRI-TV reported Tuesday state Board of Elections filings show the top board members at Achievement First made the donation to a pro-charter school ...

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Florida legislators, governor clash over school security

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislative leaders are rejecting Gov. Rick Scott’s push to give school districts an additional $58 million to hire more campus police officers. Incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva and incoming Senate President Bill Galvano said Wednesday the money should remain budgeted for the state’s guardian program, ...

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Charter school leaders send $75K for McKee’s campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two board members at a public charter network in Rhode Island have donated $75,000 to Dan McKee’s Democratic primary campaign for lieutenant governor. WPRI-TV reported Tuesday state Board of Elections filings show the top board members at Achievement First made the donation to a pro-charter school ...

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Suit demands taxpayer-funded tuition for religious schools

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine families who want to send their children to religious schools at taxpayers’ expense have filed suit in federal court. Two national conservative groups that have brought forward religious freedom cases in other states are representing three families that filed a federal lawsuit in Bangor on ...

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