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Enrollment Crises and Budget Crises: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

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In The Land Of Bill Gates, A Standoff Over Money For Schools

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Teachers being asked to foot the bill [on school supplies] isn’t a pattern that’s limited to Washington; it’s a nationwide problem, due in large part to the fact that teachers, who are evaluated on student success, can’t do their jobs without basic supplies. But it’s surprising that in a prosperous state with a booming economy—home to two of the world’s biggest corporations, Amazon and Microsoft—schools can’t seem to put the coins together to pay for

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