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Conn. Schools Grapple with Racial Balance

The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.

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Mesa (Ariz.) Schools Combat Drug Use

Valley teenagers are turning to synthetic drugs that are widely available, as evidenced by last week’s incident at Mesa High School.

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Top SRO in La. District: More Officers Not Needed

Some Lafayette Parish School Board members want increased police presence at larger middle and high school campuses, but the current rate of criminal activity at the schools doesn’t warrant the added officers, the supervisor of the district’s school resource officers said.

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Lakewood (N.J.) Schools Officials Spent Millions in Questionable Deals

The Lakewood Board of Education’s dealings with some of its largest vendors have been plagued by lax oversight and questionable contracts over the years, an Asbury Park Press investigation has found.

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Mass. Schools Report Thousands of Head Injuries in Sports

Nearly 3,000 Massachusetts students suffered a concussion or other head injury while playing sports during the last school year, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey completed by 164 schools.

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Time to Prioritize from Duval (Fla.) 'Kitchen Table' Education Talks

After spending a year facilitating roughly 160 conversations on how to improve public education in Duval County, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is now asking the community to prioritize the themes that emerged from those talks.

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Sioux City Schools Go Bilingual in Bullying Fight

Sioux City-area schools want to ensure parents who don’t speak English know how to address bullying if the issue works its way into the student’s home.

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Calif. Schools Missing Mark on Drinking Water

Since the start of the 2010 school year, thirsty students at Turlock High School have been able to visit a "hydration station," a state-of-the-art drinking fountain that provides filtered and chilled water.

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Urban Middle Class Boosts School Diversity

As taped piano music plays, Ashley Brown issues a stream of commands. Firm and insistent, she strides around the tiny studio and puts her third-period ballet students through their steady, rhythmic paces.

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