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Metal Detectors a Possibility for Philadelphia Elementary Schools?

As a noontime aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first.

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Mass. Stay in School Initiative Promotes Daily Attendance

A new community initiative launched by the Springfield Public Schools encourages students to go to school everyday and earn a high school diploma.

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Utah District and Foundation Team Up to Boot Out Bullying

The Salt Lake City School District is teaming up with the SafeToTalk Foundation to set up an anonymous tip line at schools.

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Chicago School Closings Cause Upset

They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

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N.J. Governor Announces Takeover of Camden Schools

Gov. Chris Christie, faced with a school district that has the second lowest graduation rate in the state, a declining enrollment and high poverty said Camden's system is broken and that the state is taking over Camden City Public Schools immediately.

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Anchorage's New Superintendent Shares Vision

The majority of the former teacher turned administrator’s experience is in elementary education, but Ed Graff said he’s ready to lead Alaska’s largest school district.

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Dennis Fuqua Named Principal in Ala.

The Escambia County Board of Education on Thursday changed the status of an administrator to put an end to the search for a principal at Escambia County High School in Atmore.

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Limit Use of Absurdly Expensive Bonds in Calif.

Providing classrooms now, at the cost of crushing future debt, is a bad trade-off for California school districts.

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School Closures Pit Race And Poverty Against Budgets

School closings are nothing new, but in a growing number of districts around the country, what was once seen as a local decision to close schools has now morphed into a politically charged campaign.

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Small S.D. Schools Connect To Survive

An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.

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