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Summer heat prompting some schools to close early

Several suburban schools, including Taft School District 90 in Lockport, Laraway School and Oak Velley School in Joliet, West Aurora School District 129, and Waukegan Public School District 60 were ending classes early on Tuesday.

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Glendale (Calif.) Schools to monitor students on social media

Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

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Education waivers could leave behind at-risk students

The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

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Take time to keep kids safe at school

If visitors pass muster, secretaries will open a second buzzer door to the main building. The district expects Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap elementary schools, the last two schools retrofitted, to be ready by the first day of school on Tuesday.

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Education is the key to attaining equality among races

Despite the focus of some civil rights leaders on voter ID laws, that's not where the real problem lies. With a black president and an estimated 10,000 elected black officials, this country isn't going to revert to Jim Crow laws.

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Duran talks about Trenton school repairs as school year dawns

The district is leveraging technology as a teaching tool and ordering new computers and iPads for teachers and students. Books and supplies seem to have been ordered and delivered, ready for students to use them on Day One.

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Renovations, regulations contribute to high cost of school buildings in S.C.

The projects vary widely in terms of overall cost, and all of the bids except for Charleston Progressive Academy came in at or under initial budget estimates. Still, one pattern that has emerged is that schools cost more to build than they once did.

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A tale of two Boston schools

In a struggling neighborhood filled with kids from struggling families, two of the city’s worst-performing schools are on diverging paths. Orchard Gardens, the turnaround success, gets all the press. The Higginson/Lewis gets whatever’s left over.

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Regionalizing New Jersey schools can reshape education

With a “yes” vote for regionalization, the voters of South Hunterdon will create a more sustainable school district and more options for the way we provide and fund education in New Jersey.

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Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.

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