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Feds Reviewing Discipline Rates of Black Students in Seattle Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle Public Schools.

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Schools Consider Ways to Deal with Mental Health Disorders

Educators across the state and the country are rethinking, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, how best to reach the increasing number of children who are struggling with emotional or psychological needs.

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DeKalb (Ga.) Schools Face Key Hearing

DeKalb County school board members are preparing for a key hearing that could determine whether Georgia's governor makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership.

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Ohio Auditor Identifies Four More Schools that 'Scrubbed' Attendance Records

Republican state Auditor Dave Yost called on lawmakers and education officials to change the way they determine school attendance for state funding and increase oversight of districts after nine were caught manipulating enrollment numbers.

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Fla. Public Schools Lose Millions to Crooks, Cheaters

There is a large problem with mandated tutoring in Florida: The program pays public money to people with criminal records, and to cheaters and profiteers who operate virtually unchecked by state regulators.

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Boston Schools Chief Blasts ‘Poor Judgment’ on Criminal Checks

Hub schools boss Carol Johnson — fuming over a van driver with past convictions who flew under the radar — is calling for a complete overhaul of the department’s criminal screening to ensure other lawbreakers don’t slip through the cracks.

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Ariz. Schools Placed on Lockdown After Report of Student with Gun

Three schools in Yuma, Ariz., were placed on lockdown on Tuesday morning after police were called to investigate a report of a student possibly carrying a gun.

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Pennsylvania District Tech Director Is Target of Search Warrant

Police suspect former Easton (Pa.) Area School District employee Tom Drago accessed his colleague's computers without their permission, copied documents that may have contained student information, made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting, and may have taken photos of a female school employee's breast, according to a search warrant filed by Forks Township Police.

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Montgomery Police Charge Man with Breaking into 10 Public Schools

Montgomery police have arrested a man accused of carrying out a string of burglaries at public schools in the city over the course of several months.

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Mississippi School Discipline Too Harsh on Students: Report

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

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