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Chicago announces layoffs of more than 1,100

Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment.

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Speed camera bill for school zones signed in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

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Washington district no longer allowing kids to bring in birthday treats

Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.

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Green light for lawsuit over safety of San Francisco school buses

California's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit by two former San Francisco bus mechanics who accuse a transportation company of supplying the city with unsafe school buses.

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Alabama high school students are more likely to use tobacco, illegal drugs

Alabama high school students say they use tobacco products and a variety of illegal drugs at higher rates than the nationwide average, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control.

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New York City budget includes additional $23 Million for school arts

The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.

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Missouri law allowing transfers out of failing schools reversed

Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.

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Two Michigan schools look at annexation possibilities

As Whitmore Lake Public Schools teeters on the brink of plunging into debt, its officials and those from Ann Arbor Public Schools are now investigating the feasibility of Ann Arbor annexing the smaller district.

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Arizona approves $12 million for school officers

A joint committee at the state Legislature approved $12 million in spending for 118 school-safety resource officers in 32 districts statewide.

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Massachusetts panel refuses to abandon formula for charter schools

In a move highly objected to by charter school advocates, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to abandon a new way of determining which districts get more charter schools and even voted to bolster the use of a controversial set of data.

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