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Ohio school making changes after footbal recruiting investigation

Fairland High School in Lawrence County, Ohio is facing sanctions and suspension from athletic competitions after it was determined recruiting was taking place. Although the school is under a post-season game suspension period for now, they are making changes to prevent recruiting from happening again.

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School nurse may be a click away for S.D. district

School nurses could diagnose remotely with a new telemedicine service planned for the Sioux Falls School District. Partnering with Avera Health, the program would connect sick students with licensed nurses by internet video.

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Groups concerned about Baltimore school construction funding

Two education groups and parents in Baltimore have new concerns about how city and state leaders are planning to repair and build new schools. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union are lobbying for matching state dollars to make repairs at more than 100 schools.

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When lifting a school cellphone ban is a win for poor students

In New York, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind ban of cellphones is enforced predominantly at schools with metal detectors—the same schools that could benefit the most from technology-friendly policies.

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Mass. school demonstrates 'active shooter' system

Nearly 100 people, including elected officials and regional law enforcement officers, gathered to observe a simulated school shooting in a Methuen grammar school and see what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman.

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Md. county remove references to religious holidays on school calendar

Montgomery County's board of education voted to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year. The issue stemmed from the schools being closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones.

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Report finds issues but no 'illegal intent' in Fla. school's construction

An attorney representing the Leon County School Board in a federal investigation into the district's construction practices said no evidence has been found that contracts were given to vendors based on political contributions or favors. However, the district did not properly document how and why contracts were awarded.

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California district's superintendent set to retire

Shalee Cunningham, superintendent of Novato USD, announced her retirement at the end of the current school year in June 2015.

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Kajeet's education broadband extends learning for Fayette County

Fayette County Schools has teamed up Kajeet to provide mobile broadband coverage to students in the district’s Title I schools.

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