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Years after helmet safety study, Chicago high school equipment still mixed

An NBC Chicago survey revealed over a dozen Chicago area schools were using lower-rated helmets, which were considered either “marginal” or “not recommended” in a Virginia Tech University study and rating of football helmets.

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Local Arizona school board votes to remove abortion mention in biology book

Gilbert Public Schools staff will "edit" a high-school honors biology textbook after board members agreed that it does not align with state regulations on how abortion is to be presented to public-school students.

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Indianapolis school board reverses approved Teach Plus contract

The Indianapolis Public School Board reversed course this week and dumped a contract with a national teacher program, which it approved just a week ago, by a 4-1 vote, as board members accused each other of playing politics.

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Bulletproof whiteboard shields placed in Delaware school

The staff at Gunning Bedford Middle School has been given hand-held whiteboards that double as bulletproof shields in case of a school shooting. The equipment has been placed in the school as part of a pilot program created by two Delaware state senators.

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Out-of-state money pouring into Minneapolis school board race

An unprecedented amount of money is upending the citywide Minneapolis school board race with hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from well-funded outside groups.

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Raise transparency standards for all schools, says Mich. governor

A week after Democrats in the Michigan House announced their intentions to reform charter schools, Gov. Rick Snyder said both private and public schools need to be held more accountable and treated equally.

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Katy ISD expected to hit 100,000 students by 2024

The Texas district, which added some 2,865 students in the last year alone, is expected to hit nearly 100,000 students by 2024, according to the report by College Station-based Population and Survey Analaysts.

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N.M. court upholds law for textbooks to private schools

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a decades-old law that calls for the state to provide textbooks and other instructional material to private and religious schools. The court ruled the law doesn’t violate a state constitutional provision barring taxpayer money from being used to support any “sectarian, denominational or private school.”

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Lawyers, high court justices debate Wash. charter school funding

The debate over money for education was heard at the Washington Supreme Court again, focusing on the state's new commitment to public charter schools. A coalition of teachers, parents and community groups is suing the state to stop the new charter system from getting off the ground.

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City school board in New York seeks new stance on discipline

The Rochester School District is negotiating a new contract with the Rochester Police Department to provide school resource officers in schools, with a new focus on restorative justice practices for wayward students.

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