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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.

Illinois May Require School Shooting-Incident Drills

With Illinois close to making shooting-incident drills mandatory in all public and private schools, some parents and officials say a proposed new law would require tough decisions on how to balance a student's safety with a child's innocence.

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Newtown (Conn.) Residents Divided Over School Site

As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.

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