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    High court weighs constitutionality of alternative schools
    11/30/2005 -
    Associated Press
    The state's charter school law violates Ohio's constitution by creating a separate system of publicly funded schools not held to the same academic standards as traditional public schools, an attorney told the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday.

    The court heard arguments in a five-year-old lawsuit over the constitutionality of the alternative schools and must decide whether or in what form the experiment begun in 1998 should continue.
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    Evolution teaching trial under way
    9/27/2005 -

    Chicago Sun-Times
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A school district is undermining science education by raising false doubts about evolution and offering ''intelligent design'' as an alternative explanation for life's origins, a biologist testified at the start of a landmark trial.
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    Pa. schools give obesity report cards
    9/15/2005 -
    Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As they wait for their children's first report cards to come home this year, elementary-school parents across Pennsylvania also can expect to get a separate report on a key indicator of their children's health.
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    Arizona voters have first opportunity for school solution
    4/11/2005 -

    Chicago Sun-Times
    Patrick Byrne, a 42-year-old bear of a man who bristles with ideas that have made him rich and restless, has an idea that can provide a new desktop computer for every student in America without costing taxpayers a new nickel.
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    (Wisconsin) Governor says his budget priority is education
    2/9/2005 -
    Associated Press
    The crown jewel of Gov. Jim Doyle's budget proposal is restoring the state's commitment to cover two-thirds of public school costs, but the governor also proposed plenty of other perks that would affect children and education in Wisconsin.
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    Georgia eyes schools, sales taxes
    1/30/2005 -
    Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- Republican leaders in the Georgia House will again push for abolishing state property taxes for education, replacing them with a higher state sales tax.
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    Blunt's priorities include more money for schools
    1/28/2005 -

    Quincy Herald Whig
    Gov. Matt Blunt wants to increase spending for schools, but tighten Medicaid eligibility and eliminate about 1,000 state jobs.
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    Missouri governor calls schools his top priority
    1/27/2005 -

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    In a House chamber packed with more Republicans than at any point in 84 years, Gov. Matt Blunt laid out his vision Wednesday for a leaner state government that's hospitable to business and committed to public education.
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    Missouri school funding is under fire
    1/16/2005 -

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    There's much agreement among lawmakers and Blunt that the system is broken, but less consensus on how to fix it.
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    Missouri school funding is under fire
    1/16/2005 -

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    There's much agreement among lawmakers and Blunt that the system is broken, but less consensus on how to fix it.
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    EDUCATION: Schools chief wants more help for students, more money for teachers
    1/12/2005 -
    Idaho Statesman
    Marilyn Howard has a budget request of over $1 billion and big ideas on how to enhance education
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