Recess round-up: June 17

Special education: Iowa and Kansas have been granted federal waivers to cut back on the amount of money they spend on special education. South Carolina is waiting to find out the results of its waiver request, and one expert thinks more requests may be on the way. (Ed Week)

Gambling: Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker wants to bring electronic bingo to the state to get more funding for education, estimating it would bring in $2 billion a year for the schools. (Savannah Morning News)

Oklahoma public schools got good news recently; the state lottery will actually give schools in the state $6 million more than originally estimated. (Tulsa World)

College tuition: University of Tennessee tuition is poised to increase by 8.5 percent next year. (The Tennessean)

Testing: A question on this year’s standardized high school math test in Texas puzzled so many students so much, they devoted a Facebook page to trying to answer it. (The Times Record News)

Student assignment: A parent in Jefferson County, Kentucky is suing the school district over its student assignment plan, arguing that it violates a state law. (The Courier-Journal)

Layoffs: As five charter schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana plan to start using outside vendors for food, over 20 food service employees will most likely lose their jobs. (The Advocate)

Sarah Butrymowicz