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2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Ill. Lt. Gov. Simon donates books to schools

Sheila Simon is a Carbondale Democrat. Her office partnered with the Illinois Reading Council and collected books at a back-to-school drive at the 2014 Illinois State Fair, which ran from Aug. 8 to 17. Simon is sponsoring another back-to-school book drive at the Du Quoin State Fair, which begins on Friday.

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7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Board fires highly paid school superintendent

The Daily Breeze reports the Centinela Valley Union High School District board wrapped up a six-week termination process against Jose Fernandez Wednesday night.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

ABC News

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren said inequalities remain in the state's largest district.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, Pulaski County, AR

Education Week

Some confidential student data available in Topeka

Some educators in the Topeka school district had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families, which is federally protected as confidential.

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Related Topix: Prison, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition

Times Herald

Ferguson schools to double counseling staff for first day of school

Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown march through the streets Aug. 20 in Ferguson, Mo.

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My FOX LA

Police Beef Up Security At South Pasadena Schools Despite Threat

A beefed-up police presence will be on display at South Pasadena schools when students begin the school year today -- a response to what authorities say was a plot by two teenage boys to carry out a massacre at the city's high school.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Education Week

All Pittsburgh schools students to get free lunch

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say all 25,000 students in its 54 schools will receive free lunches when the new school year begins next week.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Crosswalk

Whose Voice Do You Hear? - Girlfriends in God - August 21, 2014

Dan and I had been married one year when we moved to Fort Worth, Texas, so Dan could attend seminary.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Houston Press

Accused Atherton Elementary Teachers Want an Apology From Grier; TEA Reviews HISD's Investigation

One teacher has been back at her job since March. Another is ready to settle with Houston ISD for a year's salary and her promise that she will never apply to work for HISD again, according to her attorney Larry Watts.

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KTVU Oakland

School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KFVS12

Types of social security benefits

Social Security isn't just for retired people. The program also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, divorced spouses and others.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

Boston.com

ACLU challenges school district's iPad policy

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with Massachusetts education officials over what it calls the discriminatory policy regarding iPad use at a state school district.

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Detroit News

111-year-old from Japan recognized as world's oldest man

A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

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Cape Breton Post

Back to School: In post-Katrina school landscape, hope, resentment as charters take over

The majority of public school students will attend charter schools established by a state-run school district created in the aftermath of the storm.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Alleged South Pasadena mass shooting plans unbelievable, residents say

SOUTH PASADENA >> Residents and community leaders in a sleepy town that has not witnessed a single murder in the last four years expressed shock Tuesday when police released details about two teenage boys' alleged massacre plans .

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

KMPH-TV Fresno

Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad... The nation's second largest school district says students caught misbehaving will be sent to the principal's office rather than the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Star Tribune

Start of school again delayed in Ferguson due to safety concerns after fatal police shooting

The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Jennings, MO

Windsor Beacon

New laws: Teachers do not have to disclose guns

Kasey Hansen yelled as she pointed her loaded handgun at a target's chest at a shooting range outside Salt Lake City.

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Related Topix: Guns, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

B104.7

State Gives $340M to 81 Schools, Groups for Pre-K

New York officials say 81 school districts and community groups are set to receive $340 million to fund full-day pre-kindergarten programs for nearly 37,000 children.

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