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Indiana lawmakers OK broadest voucher plan in US

Indiana will create the nation's broadest private school voucher system and enact other sweeping education changes, making the state a showcase of conservative ideas just as Gov. Mitch Daniels nears an announcement on whether he will make a 2012 presidential run. Full story

Oklahoma passes tax credit for private school scholarships

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) -- The Oklahoma House passed a bill on Tuesday supporters said was designed to increase the number of low-income students who can attend private schools by creating a state tax credit for gifts made to scholarship groups. Full story

ND lawmakers endorse abstinence in sex ed

North Dakota lawmakers approved a one-sentence bill Tuesday that orders both public and private schools to teach the merits of sexual abstinence, a proposal that took three weeks and a dozen meetings to finish. Full story

Sallie Mae posts lower 1st-quarter profit

Sallie Mae said Wednesday its first-quarter profit fell 27 percent as the student-loan provider recorded an unrealized loss on derivative contracts. Full story

Ind. bill on teacher union rights heads to gov.

A bill to restrict Indiana teachers' collective bargaining rights has cleared its final legislative hurdle, becoming the first part of Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels' sweeping education agenda to make it to the governor's desk. Full story

La. lawmakers propose tax breaks despite budget

As lawmakers lament deep cuts to next year's budget, they also are proposing millions in tax breaks for small businesses, ports, property owners, parents who pay private school tuition, green building projects and more that would siphon dollars from Louisiana's treasury. Full story

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  Outrage grows over Indiana budget

State Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-Ind., discusses why some lawmakers are taking a stand against Gov. Mitch Aniel’s plans, which would gut public education in the state.