Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/3 2014

2 students allowed to participate in tuition suit
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ruled two students can help the Maricopa County Community College District defend itself against a lawsuit that seeks to block the district’s policy of providing in-state tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration.

Oklahoma Senate approves Common Core repeal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a set of education standards for math and English known as Common Core and replace them with new ones that will be developed by the State Board of Education.

W.Va. gov. vetoes teacher planning bill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have given teachers more freedom in using daily planning periods. The proposal would have generally prohibited administrators from making teachers attend training, work-related events, parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences during planning periods. The bill says teachers could have done so voluntarily.

House approves bill to allow guns in schools
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A House committee has approved a bill that would allow trained officials to carry firearms in schools as a way to improve safety.

ACLU claims Hawaii preschool aid unconstitutional
HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii wants a court to order the state to stop providing preschool tuition subsidies for children attending religious institutions.

Senate panel OKs bill for Okla. education funding
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to divert hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenue directly to public schools in Oklahoma during the next several years has passed a Senate committee, despite concerns the proposal will tie the hands of future legislators.


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