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For some schools, zzzs top the ABCs

After reviewing studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement in late August saying that because of their natural sleep cycles, teens really do experience difficulty falling asleep before 11 p.m. and that middle and high schools should start class at 8:30 a.m. or later.

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Iowa school district outfits buses with WiFi

The small district in Wapello County has outfitted its buses with high-speed, wireless Internet, Des Moines television station KCCI reported Saturday.

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LA school district police stock up free military gear

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.

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How a Bronx charter school is revolutionizing education

This is only Brilla’s second year in existence. It has a kindergarten, first and second grade. And yet, in the 2013-14 academic year, students at this charter school already made an average of 2.3 years of progress in math and 1.9 years of progress in reading.

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Full-service schools aim to focus on students' health and scores

Education advocates say adding health care services, parenting classes and community events will help people in under-served communities engage more with their schools. T

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Tailor education to students, not other way around

Has anyone considered fighting for a magnet school-based system for our children’s education? It is my belief that we would end up with champions in every subject. I do not believe in making every student equal, but to make them rise to their own full potential.

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Politics should stay out of education, textbooks

History, which is supposed to be a recollection of factual evidence, shouldn’t be a controversial issue. Of course, this would also mean opinion wouldn’t be interjected. K-12 education should be factual.

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The real crisis in public education

Disinvestment has caused the explosion of class sizes—also one of the nation's highest. Inadequate investment has led to layoffs of teachers, librarians, custodians, counselors, administrators and other school personnel.

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How to prepare urban children for success in the 21st century

Real success will require that we prepare the next generation for global citizenship, which means broadening students’ perspectives, deepening their cultural and linguistic capacities, and heightening awareness of the larger issues that will affect their lives.

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Charter school closing after 20 days, costing state $285,170

Concrete Roses STEM Academy's board of directors voted to relinquish their charter, 20 days into the school year. The North Carolina Office of Charter Schools put the school on financial disciplinary status and froze its access to funds for not provided required reporting fir several months.

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