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Calif. Schools Rethinking Perfect Attendance Awards

Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.

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Despite Shootings, Colo. Schools Not on Same Page With Safety Plans

Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.

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More Kids Graduate From Detroit Schools

Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

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SOTU Education Proposals Focus On Nation's Youngest, Oldest Students

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand pre-kindergarten and a potential revamp of the federal aid system for college students.

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Democrats Declare War on Virtual Schools

Capitalizing on a Channel 5 report, Democrats accused K12 Inc. of fixing grades this afternoon and vowed "to end virtual school fraud."

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Texas Education Chief Weighs in on Testing Debate

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the appropriate number of mandatory end-of-course exams for high schools students is between eight and 10.

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N.Y. Town, School District Collaborate on Grant Application

The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.

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Jersey Shore (Pa.) Schools to Rebid Construction Project

As the Jersey Shore Area School District was set to move forward with a construction and renovation project at its borough elementary school, it was informed that adjustments were needed in order to get under budget.

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Topeka Schools Pan Plan to Change 'At-Risk' Funding

Topeka USD 501 superintendent Julie Ford weighed in on a legislative proposal to ax extra funding for students from low-income families Tuesday, saying it would cost her district dearly.

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Iowa City Schools Campaign Seeks $2M for Technology

A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st century technology in every classroom in the Iowa City school district.

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