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Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Latino homelessness surges in L.A. County; clogged drain pipes flood N.C. town for 2nd time in 3 weeks; and Alaska’s struggle to fund homes for senior citizens.
Funding for a library system that covers an area larger than the state of Connecticut has dried up. What comes next?
54% said they would support a privately-run public library if the library was underfunded and could not update inventory or technology.
, Special to Route Fifty
April 21, 2017
Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.
, The Atlantic
January 10, 2017
"We have lost an opportunity to reform a fragmented system," says the chairwoman of the Golden State's Senate Education Committee.
December 4, 2016
Also in our Weekend State and Local News Digest: Voting Rights Act ruling reverberates in southern states; big spending on Calif. prescription drug initiative; and Sacramento’s really bright lights.
There’s a need to expand access to free pre-kindergarten programs in Minnesota. And while an earlier Dayton administration proposal to do that in a big way didn’t gain traction, the North Star State took an important step in the right direction.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: San Francisco police chief resigns; Chicago Fraternal Order of Police scrutiny; and D.C. suburb’s big fight over a swing-set.
The financial struggle of public research institutions may be a matter of choice—not necessity, as public leaders say.
, The Atlantic
April 11, 2016
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Lead-poisoning concerns in New Jersey schools; Mississippi mayor’s sexting controversy; and world’s longest floating bridge opens in Seattle.
School funding increases don't offer a buffer from future uncertainties.
February 1, 2016
There have been historic changes as the Higher Education Act turns 50.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
November 8, 2015
Doing the cost comparison leads to some eyeopening discoveries.
Also: Investigating county jail problems in Kansas City and Airbnb’s impacts on a small town.
Tennessee offers money and mentors to give low-income students a chance.
, National Journal
September 13, 2015
Also: Iowa’s big LED streetlamp leap and Boise homelessness lawsuit’s national impact.
State officials are trying to curb the high costs of rural school systems in a state with a deep history of community identity.
Government officials see the quality of education diminishing across the country.
Also: The Sacramento Kings arena trial is starting.
New Pew research shows “a pretty striking change, in a pretty short period of time.”
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