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Arizona's wealthier schools attract more athletic talent due to open enrollment

Money has influenced — and in some ways defined — high-school sports in Arizona.

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Revamped safety report for Trenton, N.J. schools logs more violent incidents, offers clearer picture

The district has begun including all fights and other violent incidents at schools in its annual safety report, producing a much higher count but giving teachers and administrators a more useful tool as they monitor trends, adjust their disciplinary response and seek to prevent incidents among students, officials said.

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Tennssee parents challenge move of special education student from Normal Park Museum Magnet School

At issue is school officials' proposal last year to move her son from a general education class at Normal Park to a comprehensive development classroom, or CDC, a separate special education classroom for students with more intense needs at Red Bank Elementary.

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Pennsylvania Public Schools may soon be required to display words 'In God We Trust'

A Pennsylvania bill that would require the state’s schools to display the phrasepassed the House Education Committee last week in a 14-to-9 vote, according to Fox News. While proponents of the bill say it would serve to honor a national motto, others say it would violate the separation of church and state.

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Enrollment up by nearly 1,000 among St. Paul charter schools

This year, the charter school added 64 students, an impressive gain but just one piece of a 945-student enrollment increase this fall at charter schools across the city, according to Joe Nathan, director of the Center for School Change. As of Oct. 1, charter school enrollment in St. Paul stood at 12,241, compared with 11,296 a year ago, he said.

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Wake (N.C.) schools looking at banning 'zero' grades, allowing late work

School administrators said Tuesday that the district should overhaul its grading policy to make sure the marks reflect what students know, not how well they behave. Senior officials told school board members that the current system in which students can get grades as low as zero is too punitive.

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Parents angry over brewery field trip

The teacher wanted students to learn about the brewing process as part of a lesson on fermentation. But Adrienne Moerz, the mother of a 15-year-old student at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., said having kids visit the brewery encourages underage drinking, KDVR reports.

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Baltimore County to change high school schedules

The move allows students to squeeze in more lessons. That could help transfer students who had to drop classes when they moved to schools with shorter schedules or failing students who are falling behind in the credits they need for graduation, proponents say.

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Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and make sure emergency allergy medicine — like EpiPens — are available.

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Building schools designed to succeed

Kids recently headed back to school. Unfortunately, many of them were greeted by worn-out desks and broken chairs. More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs.

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