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Afternoon Announcements: Idaho, Kentucky Governors Seek Additional Education Funding

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January 07, 2014 04:41 pm

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Democrats and Republicans in Kentucky see eye-to-eye on prioritizing education funding. The State Department of Education has requested an additional $336 million in the state’s budget. Courier-Journal

Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter proposed a 2.9 percent hike in education funding in his “State of the State” speech earlier this week. Idaho State Journal

Slow internet connection speeds plague schools around the country. In some places, interrupted and slow connections keep students from finishing mandatory exams administered online. The Wall Street Journal

“The first intensive federal monitoring of No Child Left Behind Act waivers shows states struggling to intervene in schools with the biggest achievement gaps, to ensure that the worst schools implement the right improvement strategies, and to help English-learners adjust to new standards,” reports Politics K-12.

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