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Sacramento County (Calif.) Board of Education will appoint new trustee

The Sacramento County Board of Education is looking for a new member. The board will accept applications for its Area 5 trustee position until Aug. 15, and will appoint a new trustee at its Aug. 20 meeting.

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The Alabama Accountability Act is failing schools

After several false starts, the list of failing schools is now public and includes 78 schools, 72 of which ranked in the bottom six percent of all schools in three of the last six years. The other six came from schools that qualified to apply for federal School Improvement Grants.

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Mass. school heads must address worker's bullying charges

Manchester Essex school officials owe it to their school community and to residents of both towns to respond appropriately when one staffer raises what amounts to bullying allegations on the part of her own departmental supervisor.

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New bus company to service Carlsbad (N.M.) schools

Ballard Bus Inc., which declared bankruptcy in December, recently underwent a name and management change after being bought out by Chris Hamill of Roswell. The sale was finalized July 3, and the company is now operating under the name Valley Transportation, Hamill said.

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Fewer than 30 students lose seats at Orleans Parish conventional schools

OneApp, run by the Recovery School District, just completed its second year. It lets families list their preferred schools on a single application, and a computer matches children to open seats. Most but not all of the city's schools participate.

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Raleigh to get new career and technical education high school

Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation.

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Inside Arlington’s overflowing high schools

All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

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New, healthy ideas fill school lunch plates as cooks get creative

The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.

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Projections show fewer A elementaries in Fla. district, more schools receiving lower grades

When letter grades are released this month, Duval County will likely see substantially fewer A schools, twice as many B schools and double the failing schools.

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Texas school district drops microchip-tracking system

Northside Independent School District, one of the largest districts in Texas, required students at some schools to carry identification badges with microchips last year to ensure they would be counted as present, because state funding is tied to student attendance.

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