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2 hrs ago | SFGate

Minnesota offers free all-day kindergarten

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6 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

1st day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Fairfax, VA

6 hrs ago | SFGate

East Allegheny teachers go on strike

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6 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Violent Crime

10 hrs ago | SFGate

Superintendent to board: Cancel testing 'opt-out'

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Standardized Testing, Education

13 hrs ago | SFGate

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

Bundy Offspring Withdraw From Clark County School District

A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds.

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Related Topix: Clark County, NV, Mesquite, NV

SFGate

Oregon students face tough test this academic year

More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a phrase to their own vocabulary - Smarter Balanced.

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The Wichita Eagle

Levy failure puts PE on the bench in Lapwai

High school students in a north-central Idaho town will have to take gym classes through an online program this year after a school levy failed.

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Related Topix: Lapwai, ID

The Republic

Indiana students win prize for anti-bullying film

Batchelor Middle School students will travel to the Big Apple next week to be awarded first place in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.

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Philly.com

Palmer charter school ready to open, fight for its future

As an embattled city charter school prepares to welcome 1,350 students on Tuesday, founder Walter D. Palmer remains hopeful the school that bears his name will remain open past June.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Hite

Steuben Courier

Teachers With Class: Five Outstanding Educators

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, an estimated 3.7 million teachers work in American public and private schools.

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Related Topix: Canoga Park, CA, Escondido, CA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Mom mum, but Facebook on fire over injured kindergartner

These photos from the Justice for AvaLynn Facebook page show the little girl before and after the injuries she suffered Tuesday on the playground at Arlington Elementary School.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

WBTV

Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, Education

The Florida Times-Union

Duval student arrests on decline; assault on teacher raises questions

Janie Rodgers thought she was being "called" to teach PE when that job opened at Ribault Middle School last February.

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Crescent-News.com

Orders coming to Ohio school district for cookie

A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.

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Related Topix: Weird

Edmonton Journal

No-zeros teacher unfairly dismissed, Edmonton appeal decision says

Edmonton Public Schools shouldn't have suspended teacher Lynden Dorval for refusing to use behaviour codes instead of zeros to grade students' incomplete work, according to an appeal ruling Friday.

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Evening Sun

Protesters march to seek justice in Michael Brown shooting

For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Teacher Accused of 'Wanna Stab Some Kids' Tweet Back to School

A high school teacher in Newark, Calif. is back for the new school year despite allegedly posting a series of social media messages in which she vented this summer about wanting to stab her students, once complaining they "make my trigger finger itchy."

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Related Topix: Newark, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, Broward County, FL, Family, Kids, Sunrise, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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