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Inside one of the country's most dangerous schools, there are fights, threats, hope

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

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Ohio schools say they’re ready for twisters

The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.

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'Boy or girl?' Gender a new challenge for schools

While the numbers of transgender students are relatively small, increasingly, schools are having to figure out how to accommodate them, some more successfully than others.

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Towns nationwide, including Maine district, seek expanded police presence in schools

In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.

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Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state on Friday.

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High schools take aim at 'Assassin' game

An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation — or even snitch to college admission officers — if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.

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‘Hit List’ and Racist Graffiti Stun California High School

A reward was being offered as the investigation continued Thursday into racist graffiti targeting African-American students at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif.

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New Report Cards for Safer Schools

A Compassionate Curriculum

One Connecticut teacher’s mission to instill empathy and love in today’s children.

Sandy Hook Elementary School: Six Months Later

A conversation with Newtown Superintendent Janet Robinson on the tragedy of December 14, 2012, and the continual healing process.

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