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Teachers from 8 districts plan to strike over lack of funding: About 2,500 teachers from eight school districts in northwest Washington are planning to walk out of their classrooms for one day to protest what they view as a lack of education funding in proposed state budgets. Plans from state Democrats and Republicans include between $1.3 and $1.4 billion for K-12 education, but the state teachers union says they don’t go far enough in meeting the requirements of the McCleary ruling.

Chicago schools chief on leave amid probe (AP): Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is on leave as federal investigators examine a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked. Byrd-Bennett has not been accused of wrongdoing but said staying in her post “would be a distraction.”

School in rural Colorado blends math and agriculture (NPR): Students in Jay Whaley’s agriculture education class at Soroco High School use several different math concepts to build octagonal hay bale feeders.

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