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Philadelphia Neighborhood Unites to Save Two Schools

The schools, which take up an entire block of Ridge Avenue, between 31st and 32nd Street, are among the 37 that the Philadelphia School District has proposed closing in June.

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W.Va. Children’s Obesity On The Decline, Health Improves

Childhood obesity rates are declining in West Virginia as schools focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, according to a statewide screening program.

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Tenn. Finds Cash to Put Officers in School

Several Tennessee lawmakers say they have drafted legislation that would encourage school districts to place at least one armed police officer in every school and would allow teachers who have undergone special training to bring their personal handguns into schools.

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Mass. Committee Looks Internally for Superintendent

In November, Randolph Superintendent Oscar Santos announced he would not seek contract renewal when it expires on June 30.

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Interim Superintendent Soon to Take Over Calif. District

Budget cuts and student achievement will continue to be a priority in the Upland Unified School District when Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Sherri Black takes over as interim superintendent this month.

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A Son’s Fears and A Father’s Response

“Everything is going to be OK,” I said. “You don’t know that,” my son answered.

Pa. Principal Resigns, Accepts New Position

Marple Newtown Superintendent of Schools Merle Horowitz recently announced the resignation of Marple Newtown High School Principal Ray McFall.

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For Many Kids, Winter Break Means Hungry Holidays

Roughly 1 in 5 families with children are not getting enough food.

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‘Disciplinary fees’ Show the Trouble with Charters and Privatization

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry reports that Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools is making some cash on the side by charging “disciplinary fees” to unruly students.

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Catholic Education, in Need of Salvation

With more than a third of parochial schools in the United States closed between 1965 and 1990, and enrollment down by a half, Catholic education is in a crisis.

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