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NEW YORK — New York City will close the nation's largest public school system as early as Tuesday, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus.

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A Hawaiʻi education organization is seeking financial data on public schools but has said data made public by the state is incomplete.

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A proposal currently with the state Senate would drastically increase funding for Hawaii’s public schools. SB 1474 would raise the state’s general excise tax, or GET, by 0.5%. It’s estimated that the increase would generate up to $350 million in revenue annually, with $200 million going to the Department of Education.

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Voters will get the chance to decide whether or not property taxes should be used to fund Hawaii's public schools. A judge ruled on Friday that a referendum question to amend the state constitution could remain on the November ballot. 

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Scores of new high-rises are planned for Oahu’s urban core. Starting October first anyone who develops a unit that could impact schools in the area will be assessed an impact fee of $3,800.