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Colorado school district sued for promoting Christian groups' efforts

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued for the promotion of Christian organizations and their proselytizing efforts by district employees, according to an American Humanist Association lawsuit.

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Fairfax Co. school board approves later school start times

Under the plan introduced by Superintendent Karen Garza, high schools in Fairfax Countywill start nearly an hour later, at 8 or 8:10 a.m., while middle school students would move 15 minutes earlier than they currently begin.

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Group urges Denver board to change school performance framework

A group of organizations and charter schools is asking Denver Public Schools to re-write the School Performance Framework that evaluates district schools by the end of November. The group argues that the framework is confusing and too focused on growth.

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Fund for school-based Iowa City health clinics reaches $1 million mark

The Healthy Kids Endowment fund for Iowa City Community School District's school-based health clinics now holds about $1.26 million dollars for funding Healthy Kids Community Care Clinics in district schools that offer primary, mental health and dental care to underserved and uninsured populations.

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Baldwin County school board: No such thing as a free lunch

The Alabama district changed its lunch policy in August to clarify that meals would not be denied to children who had lost or forgotten their lunch money. But the system already has $14,000 on the books from students who ate but didn't pay. A proposed revised policy would allow students to charge a maximum of two meals.

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City council takes on school segregation in New York

The New York City Council is taking measures to fight a trend of segregation in its schools. A bill introduced to the council directs the state Department of Education to report on the measures taken and progress made in increasing diversity in city schools.

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Wealthy parents pour private money into public schools, study finds

From bake sales to gala auctions, private groups are raising an increasing amount of money for public schools in wealthier communities, highlighting concerns about inequality. A new study found that nonprofits organized by parents and community leaders more than quadrupled the dollars they generated between 1995 and 2010.

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Enrollment dips to lowest in years in Chicago's public schools

Chicago Public Schools’ official enrollment dipped below 400,000 for the first time in years. District-run schools lost about 7,000 students, while schools run by charter and contract management organizations gained about 2,400 students.

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Indiana Supreme Court to hear case on school bus fees

The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether it's unconstitutional to make parents pay for their children to ride the bus to public schools.

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Anchorage School District bans military recruiters indefinitely

On the heels of allegations of sexual and other misconduct against officers in the Alaska Army National Guard, the Alaska district has halted all military recruiting at its schools indefinitely.

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