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School officials unveil major construction proposal in Ohio district

Fostoria schools will seek voter approval of a $47 million project to construct a new junior/senior high school building and renovate another school. Taxpayers in the school district would contribute about $9.4 million.

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Fargo School Board to seek state legal opinion on tapping loan fund

The North Dakota district's school board voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on whether two school district projects qualify for a state low-interest loan fund for new school construction.

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How writing down specific goals can empower struggling students

Writing down their internal motivations and connecting daily efforts to positive goals can help young people solidify their identities as students and locate, ground and ultimately resolve anxiety and the associated stress.

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Michigan district stops use of contractor for sex education courses

East Lansing schools will suspend the use of an outside contractor who helped teach the district's sex education curriculum. The vote came three months after the district came under fire for its sex education curriculum at the high school, which has an abstinence-only component.

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Students build on trade skills in construction program

In San Francisco, dozens of students are getting real-life lessons in what it takes to build a tiny house, fix a Muni bus air compressor or create an alternative water treatment program as part of a summer program to gain exposure to a range of construction careers.

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New study banning headers only part of stopping concussions

A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

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Is Tennessee’s school funding system broken?

District leaders are complaining to commissioners that they’re working off a spending plan that the state is woefully underfunding based on a formula that they say grossly underestimates the true cost of education.

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Staff at New York City’s two worst schools not returning

Most of the teachers at the city's two lowest-performing high schools have left or been fired, according to data released by the Department of Education. The principals of both schools were the only two allowed to re-hire their entire staffs under a deal between the city, the U.F.T. and the city's principals' union.

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More work ahead on fixing public-school financing

To ensure Washington legislators fulfill their obligations to provide ample state funding of public schools, the state Supreme Court must ban the use of local levies for basic education and appoint a special master to oversee the process.

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Baltimore to debut all-girls school

The city is set to open a new all girls' middle school next month. The Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School will be the first program of its type connected to an already successful city private school.

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