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Moving to resolve the questions at the heart of pending lawsuits, the Idaho legislature passed a bill altering the state's school-finance system in the final days of its 1994 session.
In order to avoid throwing dozens of tribal colleges and historically black colleges and universities out of federal student-loan programs, which could cause some schools to shut down, Congress is poised to pass legislation that would allow them to remain exempt from rules barring institutions with high default rates from the programs.
One of the many innovations directed at improving teacher-preparation programs and schools involves university-school partnerships. Such partnerships have many names: professional development schools, teacher-induction schools, and university-school collaborations.
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