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New York City mayor signs ‘Avonte’s Law’ on alarms for school doors

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill calling for the evaluation of the need for audible alarms on public school building doors, in commemoration of the Avonte Oquendo tragedy.

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High school students earn associate's degree in Tennessee program

A new program in Tennessee will allow some students to finish high school and their first two years of college at the same time. Middle College is a collaboration between Roane State Community College and Roane County Schools.

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Audit report raises red flags on New Mexico charter schools

New Mexico's Office of the State Auditor is questioning how several Albuquerque public charter schools are spending money from the state. The auditors office says the aviation-focused schools didn’t follow a transparent bidding process for planes and that it appears the founder gave his own company an unfair advantage.

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Schools 'holding breath' as immigrant children arrive

Public school officials in Florida, Texas and Georgia know the unaccompanied minors are already in their states, mainly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But they don't know how many will end up enrolling and where.

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Pennsylvania will advance $265 million to Philadelphia schools

Gov. Corbett said that he would advance the troubled Philadelphia school system $265 million. Officials said that action - which represents no new revenue or savings - could still result in layoffs, a shortened school year, and class sizes of 40 and more students.

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Missouri's November ballot will feature teacher evaluation plan

An initiative proposing a new teacher evaluation method has won approval to appear on the November ballot in Missouri. The proposal would limit tenure protections for public school staff and require them to be evaluated largely on student achievement.

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Calif. district places $128 million bond on ballot

Citing chronically overcrowded schools and the need for technology, the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to place a $128 million bond on the November 4 ballot. The bond measure aims to address upgrading and repairing existing schools and installing updated technological hardware and infrastructure.

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Colorado city considers using photo radar in school zones

Aurora leaders are debating whether to give police officers a new tool to fight speeding in school zones. In addition to the officers who spend time patrolling school zones before and after school, the city council will soon decide whether to spend money to operate a photo radar van in school zones.

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Why some schools are considering changing devices

For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? Four years later, however, it's still unclear which device is best suited to the classroom.

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North Carolina school board cuts corporal punishment rule

Onslow County schools has vacated its corporal punishment rule in an unanimous vote.

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