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Philly schools may cut nearly 1,300 teachers

The Philadelphia public schools will have to cut 3,800 jobs — including almost 1,300 teachers — if the governor's planned budget cuts are approved. Full story

Gov. Daniels backs $150M boost for Indiana schools

A more optimistic state revenue forecast means an additional $150 million can go to Indiana's public schools, partially restoring funding cuts made over the past two years, Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday. Full story

CA Senate bill mandates gay history in schools

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate. Full story

Proposal targets public pay for union activities

Public employers would be banned from having labor contracts that allow paying union officials for time spent on union business under a proposal advancing in the Michigan Legislature. Full story

Florida Senate votes to cut $4B in spending

Virtually no sector of state government, from public schools to programs for the sick and disabled, is spared from the budget axe in a nearly $70 billion spending bill passed Thursday by the Florida Senate. Full story

Arkansas state budget clears final hurdle

The Arkansas House gave final approval Friday to a $4.6 billion budget for the coming year that increases spending for public schools and prisons but keeps state workers' salaries flat. Full story

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  41 Detroit schools could become charters

District leaders say a new plan to turn nearly 30 percent of Detroit's public schools into charter schools could save the city up to $99 million. Eva Moskowitz, of Success Charters, talks to msnbc's Thomas Roberts.