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High schools seek a safer path back from concussion

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

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Kansas City charter school operator ordered to pay nearly $1 million

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

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Why we need school choice

When children are matched with schools that reflect their interests, talents, skills and needs, they feel more comfortable, more motivated and more inspired to learn.

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For public schools, low-income kids are the new normal

School finance formulas include additional state and federal funding for poor kids. But those agreements were struck when lower-income kids were in the minority. What happens as low-income children become the majority nationally? Education practices, policies and financing must adjust to growing numbers of needy families and children.

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Bill to strengthen school marshal program filed in Texas

The newly filed Private School Marshal Act builds off of the Protection of Texas Children Act, a bill passed last session that provided for trained, certified and armed school marshals to protect public schools. It would expand the scope of the school marshal program to include private schools.

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Primary Concepts launches new 3-D Sight Word Sentences

With 3-D Sight Word Sentences created by Primary Concepts, preschool through third grade children master sight words. They can create hundreds of sentences with three dimensional objects to fill in the blank areas of a sentence to create a new sentence.

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More schools serve dinner as demand expands

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

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Districts grapple with unknowns in cuts to Kansas education

When it comes to next year’s education budget, Kansas school administrators say they are once again worried. They just don’t know how much to worry. “We’ll have less next year,” said Destry Brown, superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. “But we don’t know how much."

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Lawmaker: Schools should post vaccination rates online

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites, including immunization rates among students — information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland.

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Lawmakers pretend poverty doesn’t affect schools

Better jobs, better wages, better infrastructure, early childhood education, more resources for the most burdened schools, universal access to health care. Those things alleviate poverty. And that, in turn, gives schools a fighting chance.

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