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U.S. schools take precautions amid Ebola fears

Schools are responding to fears of an Ebola outbreak by drafting first-of-a-kind policies that include isolating students, querying parents about travel and requiring documents showing a clean bill of health for new enrollees from West Africa.

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Fifteen districts test locally sourced lunch meals

LAUSD and 14 other school districts across California launched a pilot program that aims to bring the farm-to-table movement to school campuses. The California Thursdays initiative seeks to increase healthy, homegrown food in school meals and reduce schools' dependence on processed foods.

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School employee sex misconduct bill passed in Pa.

The state House has moved legislation that would prevent schools in Pennsylvania from quietly transferring or hiring teachers and other school staff who have sexually harassed, abused or exploited students.

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New York to review compliance of school district enrollment policies

The state Education Department and the attorney general's office announced that a compliance review of school district enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and other undocumented students will be conducted immediately.

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Illinois school funding overhaul shelved for now

A controversial proposal to overhaul how Illinois funds public schools won't come up for debate during the General Assembly's fall veto session. The proposal, which seeks to bring more state aid to poorer districts, has stirred debate since it moved through the Senate.

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Most voucher students came from private schools

The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year, fueling arguments from opponents that the program is really about subsidizing private school education rather than helping students escape poorly performing public schools.

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Vermont city's students pay for bus rides to school

Some middle and high school students in Burlington will be required to buy public transportation bus passes or pay the school $150 for rides through the end of the school year. Students who qualify for free lunches will still continue to have free rides.

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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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