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Graduation rates up, but more work needed to prevent dropouts

Graduation rates reach historic high but report also sites factors in why students leave school

Los Angeles USD sidesteps parent trigger law

California’s Parent Empowerment Act allows parents to force overhauls of failing schools

Prescription painkiller use up among high school athletes

In 2013, 15 percent of high school seniors reported using a prescription drug for non-medical purposes

Counselors in a crisis: Lessons from Ferguson schools

Teachers received guidance in leading productive class discussions about Michael Brown shooting

NYC schools kick organic waste from curb to composting

Goal is to cover all of the city’s 1,300 public educational facilities by the 2016-17 year

The future is here: New ed tech targets the brain

New products target memory, attention levels and brain's plasticity

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

Standing desks are now used in hundreds of schools nationwide

Districts ban e-cigarettes in schools

Between 2011 and 2012, the percentage of high school students who reported using an e-cigarette rose from roughly 5 percent to 10 percent

Four-day week will cut absences, superintendent says

Saving money was not a reason for the change, Superintendent Rick Ruckman says

Teachers fortify their nest eggs

State funding for pensions fell in all but seven states between 2009 and 2012

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