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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest.

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Jump in enrollment prompts plan for Minneapolis schools

The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years.

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Hundreds of letters decry problems at underfunded Philly schools

More than 250 separate complaints were sent to the state, depicting deficiencies in the city's cash-strapped schools that allegedly violate state or federal laws.

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Facebook and Md. schools partner to combat bullying

Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.

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Charter schools cheaper than N.Y. public schools: study

Charter schools offered free space in city educational facilities are actually a bargain for New York taxpayers, a new study shows.

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We don't need no education

As the government shutdown and the sequester wear on, more young children will be deprived of crucial services that are to help them succeed at school and escape poverty.

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Mayor's Youth Council launches mindfulness campaign in Minnesota district

Campaign introduces mindfulness to students, or the intentional thought of how actions may affect ourselves and others and the ability to evaluate our choices.

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Summit Public School would benefit California district

If we all want a thriving, high-quality school system, it makes every bit of sense to bring a successful education model into a district where few, if any, such models exist.

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Lawsuit aims to increase Florida education funding

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

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A lesson about honor from a high school football coach

I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team—all 80 players—for what he calls a “lack of character.”

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