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Henderson-Hopkins school divides East Baltimore community

The residents and redevelopers of East Baltimore agree that the $42 million school taking shape on 7 acres along Ashland Avenue symbolizes hope for the community, but they disagree about which children should be able to attend the much-heralded new school.

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Bethel (Ore.) board to OK budget with no layoffs required

After four years of cuts in the Bethel School District, things are looking up for students and teachers in the upcoming school year. Thanks in large part to 10 unpaid days that teachers agreed to last month, the west Eugene school district expects to avoid laying off any teachers or other staff members for the first time in four years.

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Bethlehem (Pa.) district doesn't want charter school to receive TIF dollars

Bethlehem (Pa.) Area School District officials are disappointed that a city charter school is relocating into a special tax district aimed at boosting the economic redevelopment on former Bethlehem Steel land, and officials don't want the money the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority receives through a special tax deal going toward building the new school.

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New York suburb recruits students from other schools

The Blind Brook-Rye public school district, just outside New York City, seems to have it all: state-of-the-art classrooms, high test scores and an enviable record of sending graduates to college, including many in the Ivy League. What it hasn't always had in recent years is enough students. So the district is recruiting from neighboring districts whose families are willing to pay tuition of more than $20,000 a year to have their children attend a public school.

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Michigan school uses peer mediators to avoid suspension

Peer mediation is used at Ypsilanti High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) as a prevention tactic to stop conflicts before they get too serious. The "conflict-resolution room" is quiet and sparse — just a small couch, some chairs and a plant. For decoration there are a few homemade posters with drawings of shooting stars and signs with slogans like "Together we can!" and "Think before you speak."

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Louisiana plans to pay Arkansas school to take students

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved plans for up to 100 students in Claiborne Parish to attend school in Junction City, Ark. State aid of up to $700,000 will be routed through a charter school in Delhi, La.

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Superintendent Kelvin Adams turns around St. Louis schools

St. Louis Public Schools, the largest district in Missouri, was struggling to stay afloat in 2007, with $40 million dollars of debt and low test scores.

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On Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science standards

One significant impact of this year’s federal budget sequester is its toll on scientific research, with many organizations and research institutes facing the likelihood of huge cuts to their funding.

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Mental health clinics move to schools

Schools feeling an increasing need to provide student mental health services are partnering with nonprofits to open on-campus clinics as budget cuts have left many districts with fewer psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

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Robots, apps support special ed students

A human-like robot that can mimic emotions and play interactive games can help students with autism develop social skills.

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