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People Watch: Superintendent resigns over special ed controversy

Also: Kansas City superintendent signs new contract; Montana principal recognized

At-risk students find success at shopping mall schools

Simon Youth Foundation funds 23 alternative high schools in 13 states, primarily located in shopping malls

Random drug testing proposal divides New Jersey community

Parents have sued school board over proposal to test students in extra-curricular activities

Philly schools begin to recover from massive cuts

District remains without basic services that most administrators take for granted

Program gets low-income students thinking about college

College for Every Student provides mentoring, community service opportunities, and exposure to college campuses

Report: 10 percent of students miss too much school

Chronic absences increasing the chances students will fall behind or drop out

Low-income students nearing majority in U.S. public schools

Some 48 percent of students were considered low income in 2010 and 2011, with highest rate—53 percent—occurring in the South

Football fatalities increase need for sports safety

Safe Sports awards given to districts taking steps to ensure wellbeing of student athletes

More schools choose a four-day week

While some districts lean toward year-round schedules, others shortening the week as budgets drop

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media

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