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'Boy or girl?' Gender a new challenge for schools

While the numbers of transgender students are relatively small, increasingly, schools are having to figure out how to accommodate them, some more successfully than others.

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New Acquisitions Editors Support ASCD’s Growing Publishing Unit

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, welcomes two new staff members to the association.

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New Walmart Grant Expands AASA School Breakfast Initiative

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has announced the addition of seven school districts to its school breakfast program.

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Some Ill. schools breaking medical law protecting young diabetics

It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

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Sequester cuts gut schools serving neediest students

Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.

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Hillsborough (Fla.) starts early, sinks resources into turnaround schools

Angela Vickers has one of the toughest jobs in the Hillsborough County school district. She's principal of a middle school, arguably the hardest age to teach. And by state standards, hers is the lowest-performing among more than 200 schools.

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Towns nationwide, including Maine district, seek expanded police presence in schools

In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.

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So bake sales are taboo?

Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.

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Protests fail to deter Chicago from shutting 49 schools

Officials here in the third-largest district in the country voted, after an emotional meeting, to close 49 public schools that they said were not being fully used.

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