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Language requirement doesn't make the cut for Minneapolis schools

A new policy will not require Minneapolis students to take world language classes or ethnic studies before they graduate.

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Charter schools are resegregating Delaware schools

Last week, the ACLU and CLASI filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights showing that the implementation of the Charter School Law of 1995 has had a discriminatory impact on students of color and students with disabilities in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Mississippi schools tackle the problem of hungry students

Nearly a third of all children in Mississippi are food insecure, according to a report by Feeding America. Teachers, administrators and staffers sometimes have to step in to make sure students get the food they need.

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Ann Arbor school board to consider changing high school start times

Sleep-deprived Ann Arbor teens who dread waking up by 7 a.m. or earlier for school each weekday could have reason to rejoice next year. Ann Arbor school officials are considering a later start for high schools.

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How game theory helped improve New York City’s high school application process

To middle-school students and their parents, the high-school admissions process is a grueling and universally loathed rite of passage. But as awful as it can be, it used to be much worse.

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Concussion suit could spell end of football at some Illinois high schools

High school football could cease to exist in some towns if a concussion lawsuit filed against the Illinois High School Association succeeds, officials with the organization said Friday.

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More parents think Cleveland schools are getting worse than improving, school choice survey says

Of the eight large cities surveyed, only Philadelphia parents had a lower opinion of school progress than Cleveland parents, with even Detroit residents more likely to believe schools there are improving than here.

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Education isn't the problem—inequality is

The American school system today is an offshoot of an increasingly class-driven society.

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Philly students stage 'die-in' protests at school

Students at 3 Philadelphia high schools staged what have become known as "die-ins" to protest the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City.

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Florida district to revamp schools in competition for students

The growing number of charter schools — which are attracting more and more students — is prompting the Broward school district to get creative. The district is adding more innovative programs to its ranks to better compete.

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