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AM News: States Slash Programs To Close $90 Billion Gap

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State budget cuts: across the board, and at cross-purposes Stateline:  The cuts included a lot of blunt, across-the-board tactics like California's furloughs because they could be implemented quickly... Districts and unions settling earlier, for less Ed News Colorado:  Colorado school districts and their teachers’ unions are settling contract talks earlier this year as record cuts in state education funding leave little room for negotiations – or raises... Wis. Schools Chief Proposes Revamp of Funding System AP:  The state schools chief on Thursday launched a campaign to reform the way public education is paid for in Wisconsin, offering to guarantee a minimum level of state aid for every student, provide more money for poor districts and reallocate about $900 million worth of property tax credits to general school aid... At Some High Schools, Multiple Valedictorians NYT:  The valedictorian is losing its meaning as administrators dispense the title to every straight-A high school student...The Principal’s Office NYT:  Students call Middle School 391 a “Lean on Me” school, but instead of a principal with a bullhorn, they got one who deploys white office curtains and even irons their shirts... How Should Schools Handle Cyberbullying? NYT:  Affronted by cyberspace’s escalation of adolescent viciousness, many parents are looking to schools for justice, protection, even revenge.

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