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Arkansas interest groups expect lawmakers to address Medicaid, prisons, farming curriculum in regular sessions

With the regular legislative session starting today, Arkansas lobbyists and advocacy groups are expecting lawmakers to address issues that range from Medicaid reimbursement rates to farming lessons in elementary schools. As hospitals struggle to manage rising costs, adjusting the state’s Medicaid rates is a priority for the Arkansas Hospital Association. Inpatient reimbursement rates haven’t changed […]

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10 Unforgivable Sins Of AEA INTENDS TO STRIKE ON JAN. 9 AFTER FAILED MEDIATION ATTEMPTS STRATEGIES FOR BEGINNERS

AKRON, Ohio — Akron Public Schools Board of Education had a closed-door meeting Thursday evening to discuss the Akron Education Association’s notice to strike, released Thursday morning. Akron teachers will strike on Jan. 9 with picking beginning that morning, after attempts at resolving outstanding issues through federal mediation failed. Pat Shipe, the president of the

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What Are the Maximum Social Security Disability Benefits?

In 2022, the estimated average Social Security disability benefit for a disabled worker receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is $1,358 per month, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). That figure is expected to go up to $1,483 in 2023. These benefits are based on average lifetime earnings, not on household income or the

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Who Qualifies For Education Tax Breaks For College?

There are several education tax breaks to help taxpayers pay for college. These include the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), Lifetime Learning Tax Credit (LLTC), Student Loan Interest Deduction, Education Savings Bond Program, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and 529 College Savings Plans. Some of these tax breaks involve tax credits and some involve an exclusion

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School board moves closer to finish line on anti-racism policy

Sept. 29—Members of the Frederick County Board of Education on Wednesday discussed their vision for the system’s policy on racism. The current draft policy is four pages long and outlines how Frederick County Public Schools should handle racial bias on an individual and systemic level. It calls on board members to “engage in regular, candid

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Tensions run high over worksheet outside Southington Board of Education meeting

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Tensions ran high outside a board of education meeting in Southington Thursday night over a worksheet that was given out in a tenth-grade English class at Southington High School. The handout was about race and identity and included words like “white privilege” and “transgender.” School officials looked into the matter and

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