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Richmond school leaders investigate security breach involving student files

The Virginia city's school officials are conducting an intensive internal investigation of student records after a board member shared confidential information about at least 20 students with a vendor that provides mental health services.

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New York City approves 17 more city charter schools

A State University of New York committee approved 17 additional charter schools to open over the next two years, with 14 of the charters going to Success Academy, the city’s largest and most controversial network. The other three charters went to Achievement First. The schools are projected to serve more than 11,700 students.

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Chicago's public schools under fire over dirty conditions, rotten food

The Chicago Public School system has faced notorious budget cuts in recent years, and closed 49 schools in 2013. Recent money-saving moves to privatize management of custodial and cafeteria services have drawn the ire of parents and faculty, who have alleged schools are dirtier — and school lunches are worse than ever.

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Colorado Springs charter school gets major boost

A big boost from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation is helping a local charter school, Atlas Preparatory School, that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. A $750,000 grant will support a $2 million campaign to renovate a building it has purchased to add eleventh and twelth grades in the next two years.

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Football season ends early for N.J. high school facing hazing investigation

Sayreville War Memorial High School canceled its football season amid an investigation into hazing and bullying allegations. The decision affects the school’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams.

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Pennsylvania arts charter school celebrates $1 million grant

Gov. Corbett took the stage to help Bethlehem's Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts celebrate a $1 million grant for its new building, currently under construction. The grant is the project's second through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

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New SAT scores released for Georgia schools

SAT scores dipped in Georgia this year, with students scoring an average of 1445 in 2014, down from last year’s average score of 1452. The overall national average for 2014 was 1497. More Georgia students took the exam this year — 77 percent of Georgia seniors, a 2.1 percent increase compared to 2013.

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Millville Public Schools continues with $108 million school-swapping plan

The town's board of education and New Jersey's Schools Development Authority continue to meet over the plan to consolidate the town's high schools into the Lakeside Middle School building to address overcrowding issues. Middle school students will be moved to the Millville Senior High School building. The entire project is estimated to cost $108 million, which will be covered by the state.

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Philadelphia school teachers upset after losing contract

Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums. District leaders have said there was nothing else to cut after years of funding woes that have prompted nearly $1 billion in cuts that includes the loss of 5,000 positions and the closure of 30 schools.

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Las Vegas schools overwhelmed by number of students

Schools in the suddenly robust Las Vegas community are so packed that 13 of them stay open 12 months a year. But the growth, if a welcome sign of economic vitality, is overwhelming the district. Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built any time soon.

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