Top Stories From Around The Country for 5/13 2014

Lawmakers seek to complete Missouri school bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing a looming deadline, Missouri lawmakers were meeting Monday to work on legislation that would revise a school transfer law requiring struggling schools to pay for students to enroll elsewhere.

Budget plan extends private school choice program
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A one-year extension of South Carolina’s first private school tuition program appears to be coasting through the budget process.

Report: New Mexico 20th in education spending
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico ranked 20th last year among states in annual per-pupil education spending, even though it’s near the bottom of many lists on student achievement, according to a national study.

Ill. to Set Lower Performance Targets for Minority and Low-Income Students
Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards—with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Chicago Tribune has found. Continue Reading Here >>

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