A New Age of School Funding?

As I looked over the newspaper headlines for inspiration for my column this month, I read a story highlighting the Obama administration’s attempt to push through a last-second regulation to restructure school funding for the benefit of low-income students.  

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Disability Advocates Urge DeVos to Protect IDEA

Amid a historic tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education, the Council for Exceptional Children issued a statement calling for the protection of a free and appropriate education for all students, especially those with special needs. 

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Propane Buses: The Smart Choice for Schools

School Transportation News will host a free webinar from the Propane Education & Research Council on March 9. Focused on propane autogas and its general benefits, the webinar explores the details of how propane can help schools and organizations meet sustainability goals and remain profitable.

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Grant Helps In Purchase of Buses

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start Program from Oklahoma was awarded a one-time Health and Safety grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families in August that was used to purchase three new 29-passenger buses, a media release states, reported the Muskogee Phoenix

Student Health Improved by Safe Routes to School

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new Health in Five Years or Hi-5 (high-five), highlights a list of non-clinical community wide approaches with a proven track record. A current example of how state and local level organizations have implemented a Hi-5 program is the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

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