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January 30, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Round-up: Senate leaders agree on state version of ‘Dream Act’; Utah school throws out lunches

Republican Senate leaders agree to state version of ‘Dream Act’In a surprising shift, majority leaders in the state Senate have agreed to authorize college financial aid for students who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children. The Democrat-controlled House voted to approve their version of the bill on the first day of the 2014 session.

Investigators call on feds to better track school sex abuse (AP): Congress’ Government Accountability Office is urging federal agencies to do a better job of tracking the systemic prevlance of sex abuse involving children and school personnel. The review follows a 2010 report that detailed 15 cases where people with histories of sexual misconduct were hired or retained at public or private schools.

Utah school throws out kids’ lunches (NPR): Officials at a Salt Lake City elementary school are under fire after staff threw away 40 or so students’ cafeteria lunches because of an outstanding balance on their parents’ accounts.

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