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Alleged racist texts ignite furor in Pennsylvania school district

The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to the Daily Local News in West Chester.

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Transgender girl crowned homecoming queen at California school

Cassidy Lynn Campbell takes crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach just over a month after the state's governor signed a law to aid transgender youth in public schools.

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Wide racial gap persists in Ohio education testing

Even if they come from affluent families or attend highly rated schools, black students in Ohio continue to lag far behind their white peers in school, according to an analysis of data from state standardized exams.

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Reporter maps guns found in Miami-Dade schools

School shootings remain uncommon, and Miami-Dade County schools officials insist the campus is the safest place for any student.

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ViewSonic expands Ergonomic VG39 Enterprise Display Series

As one of the very first display manufacturers to offer a 19.5” visible panel designed specifically for the enterprise, the new VG2039m-LED complements 22” and 24” VG series models, which are already shipping.

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Results announced of study on culturally enriching school field trips

In the study of 10,912 students, surveyed at 123 schools, the research team found that field trips to cultural institutions have significant benefits for students.

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Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

After years of torment from bullies, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, Conn., took his own life on the first day of school in September. His death has led many to question the effectiveness of district bullying policies.

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Noteworthy books on K12 issues

"Youth, Education, and the Role of Society" urges expanding learning opportunities, and other recommended reading for district leaders.

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Best kept secret for security funding

When upgrading security, can districts afford to wait the weeks or months the purchasing process sometimes takes? A widely available but not very well-known funding option can speed things up.

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Federal support to improve counseling in 35 districts

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $12.3 million to 35 school districts in 17 states to expand counseling programs, as ongoing budget cuts have led to reductions in the numbers of counselors and other support staff.

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