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Wealthy schools restrain, isolate more students

Teachers in affluent districts tend to more readily remove problem students from the classroom, study says

New Joplin, Mo., schools open three years after tornado

Three new schools are equipped with modern spaces for 21st-century learning

Online learning softens impact of snow days

E-learning days can prevent lost class time when weather closes schools

Students create apps for the hearing impaired

STEM students at Queens, N.Y., high school have series of apps on Google Play store

Dogs sniff for drugs, guns in Michigan schools

Dogs can detect prescription drugs, alcohol, guns and explosives without having to open bags, lockers or cars

Reading, writing, catching and dancing

Districts training classroom teachers to teach PE to keep kids active

How can schools develop transformational leaders?

Most districts lack an effective model for identifying, encouraging and developing an internal pool of qualified future leaders

New Jersey schools to teach social media

Students in grades 6 through 8 will take class that will teach appropriate use of various social media sites

People Watch: Former N.C. governor leads new nonprofit

Also: New York state lawmakers call for delay in Common Core tests

Transgender students win rights under new California law

Student Success and Opportunity Act allows transgender students to participate in all school activities irrespective of the gender listed on records