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The Illinois House speaker says the chamber will take a vote next week on overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding plan.

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The Illinois House will convene to take up the contentious school-funding issue.

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A new Tennessee law requiring public school districts to provide student data to charter schools faces its first tests with pushback from districts.

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Preschool-age children enrolled in publicly-funded early childhood programs and schools in Illinois will be protected from expulsion under a new law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

How should educators confront bigotry, racism and white supremacy? The incidents in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend pushed that question from history to current events.

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The lawmaker responsible for the school funding plan endorsed by the Senate over Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto says the House should vote to override too.

Are you feeling underprepared? Our weekly education news roundup has something for you.

"Remember, it's Vegas rules, guys. What happens here, stays here," says Alexander Chan to a room full of giggling high school teenagers as he goes over the ground rules for a workshop all about healthy relationships.

Chan's background is in marriage and family therapy. Now he's an educator with 4-H in Prince George's County, Md., where he leads a youth development program, through University of Maryland Extension, to help local teens understand and cultivate positive romantic partnerships.

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Murray State University officials say “everything is moving along as planned” as students move into the residential colleges this week ahead of the next academic year. Vice President of University Advancement Adrienne King led local media around the residential area on Wednesday and described progress made on rebuilding efforts following an incident in June in which a blast from a suspected gas leak destroyed New Richmond College and damaged nearby buildings.

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Two Louisville-based foundations have each committed $1 million to cover most of the cost of a forensic audit of the University of Louisville Foundation.

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