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One of largest high school districts picks Edgenuity

Phoenix Union High School District has selected Edgenuity as its primary online and blended learning solution. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Edgenuity will provide access to its full curriculum and offer blended learning services to the Arizona district’s 16 schools and over 27,000 students.

Military dependents see more violence, drugs at school

Kids from military families are more likely to say they're bullied at school, that they've tried alcohol or been in a fight, a new study shows.They are also 90 percent more likely to admit to carrying a weapon.

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Fresno’s Patiño School of Entrepreneurship opens its doors

The nontraditional curriculum in the California business-based high school—one of the first of its kind in the U.S.—mimics real-world office experience. In order to graduate, students need to present business start-up proposals.

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Kids' headaches spike in back-to-school season, researchers say

A new study found that the number of emergency room visits for headaches among children ages 5 to 18 stayed about the same for most of the year, but jumped more than 31 percent in the fall due to academic stress, changing bedtime routines and other triggers.

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LAUSD to combat 'sexting' as students head back to school

Starting in September, educational videos will be shown to the California district's middle school and high school students, teaching them how to prevent sexting from occurring and how to manage it if it does happen.

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Dan Nett hired to lead New Holstein Schools

The new school administrator has some big shoes to fill. Dan Nett replaces William Van Meer, who served as the Wisconsin community’s school leader for almost five years until his sudden death in March.

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New superintendent for the Osage School District

The Iowa district is welcoming new superintendent Barb Schwamman aboard. With about 20 years of educational experience in the North Iowa area, Schwamman's most recent post was principal of Winneshiek Elementary School.

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Buffalo School Board to vote on appointing Kriner Cash superintendent

The troubled New York district's board of education has scheduled a special meeting to vote on the appointment of Kriner Cash as the district’s next superintendent. Cash is the former superintendent of the Memphis School District.

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CPS and pensions: It's a math problem

More than 2,000 non-union Chicago Public Schools employees—including executives—will find their paychecks a little lighter next month. They'll be paying more of their pension costs, instead of the district picking up most of the tab as it has for decades.

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Common Core needs major revisions for N.C. schools

A state panel charged with revamping academic standards for North Carolina schools said that, while it's too early to say whether the Common Core standards will be scrapped, keeping the national system will require a major overhaul of the reading, writing and math standards.

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