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All-boys high school in gets legal OK from attorney general

The attorney general of Washington, D.C., says the city’s plan to open an all-boys college preparatory high school does not run afoul of federal laws to protect education equality for girls. The mayor plans to open the school for the 2016-17 school year.

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Senate panel advances Maryland charter school bill

Where Gov. Larry Hogan's original charter school expansion bill sought to make it easier to open more charter schools and give them greater flexibility in hiring, firing and funding, the amended version passed by a Senate panel only allows the state's existing successful charter schools to get slightly more flexibility.

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Arizona House holds bill to restrict school comment on elections

A bill that would restrict school officials' ability to comment on political issues, including elections and legislation, was put on hold as opposition to the measure continued to grow.

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Role of Baltimore City school police shifts

The role of police in the city's schools will change under a new proposal. Under the new plan, officers will be allowed to keep their weapons. School officials said the main focus is to deal with truancy in the city with more visibility and presence in schools.

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Arrests, suspensions in New York City schools are declining

Following a years-long trend toward fewer arrests and suspensions in New York City public schools, arrests for the first 110 days of the current school year are down 16 percent from the previous year and suspensions are down 10 percent.

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Oregon House approves over $7 billion for schools

The House voted to pump $7.255 billion into the state school funding formula in the next two school years. The 9 percent increase offers enough money to cover the costs of expanding kindergarten from half-day to full-day plus provide about $100 more per student next school year.

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Bill would allow Nevada cities to form own school districts

A proposed bill that would allow incorporated cities to form their own school systems by carving out a piece of a larger district using existing local government boundaries had a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.

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Top U.S. court won’t hear challenge to Calif. school's American flag ban

The United States Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former Morgan Hill high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag tee-shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo celebration at their school in 2010.

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Pilot would test more flexible school funding in Delaware

As many in Delaware call for a change to the state's complicated system of funding schools, some school districts could get the chance to put more resources directly in the classroom under a proposed pilot program.

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Boston schools’ language barriers persist

The Boston school system is failing to adequately teach thousands of students who speak limited English and provide them with rigorous coursework, nearly five years after promising the federal government it would overhaul programs to comply with civil rights laws, according to an ongoing federal review.

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