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December 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Daily round-up: Budget deal gives districts financial breathing room, urban schools show gains

Budget deal expected to restore money for Head Start, other education programs (AP): Districts across the country are breathing a sigh of relief after Congress struck a budget deal averting $63 billion in across-the-board spending cuts from sequestration. Money is expected to be restored for Head Start and other education programs that previously experienced cuts.

Urban schools show great gains than rural, suburban peers (AP): Students in American cities are improving in math and reading at a faster pace than their counterparts in suburban and rural areas, according to new data released Wednesday by the federal government. The progress was measured in the recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.”

Teachers, parents file lawsuit over school vouchers in North Carolina (The Huffington Post): A group of plaintiffs is challenging North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarships Act, saying vouchers for low-income students to attend private schools violate the state constitution.

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