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Maryland superintendent recommends later high school start time

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr on Tuesday recommended pushing back high school start times by 50 minutes and extending the elementary school day by 30 minutes.

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Sacramento schools lead state in personal belief vaccine exemptions

Health experts say the Sacramento region’s large immigrant population is one factor in the growing number of parents declining to get shots for their children.

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From pet therapy to yoga, schools address kids' stress

From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.

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NSBA applauds delay in federal Affordable Care Act implementation

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today applauded the federal government’s decision to delay the implementation of IRS rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 2015, based upon the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.”

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Some Indiana schools cut hours of part-time workers to avoid federal health care requirements

Schools across Indiana are cutting back the hours of teacher assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other aides to avoid having to offer them health insurance under the federal health-care employer mandate that begins next year.

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Pennsylvania schools factoring Obamacare into their budgets

The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.

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Tenn. Lawmakers Could Require EpiPens in Schools

Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Will Hold Employee Health Insurance Policy, Possibly Saving $1M

Grand Rapids Public Schools will hold the policy for its employee health insurance coverage in a move district leaders say will save the district more than $1 million and allow it to solicit better bids from competing insurance companies.

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Iowa 1st Graders Use Yoga to Get Calm, Focus

Research shows that yoga can help young children learn skills such as focus, relaxation and self-control.

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