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Suspensions a problem in New York school district

Students in the Rochester School District are being suspended at a staggering rate for relatively minor offenses, with minorities and the disabled faring the worst, according to new data released by the district.

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Georgia school district prepared for end of snow days

Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, children in the Forsyth County school system will have to balance outdoor fun with online learning as the district will no longer have snow days. If weather forces school closures, students will be expected to log in from home online for lessons.

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Poor youths found to get less learning time in school than rich

Teacher absences, a lack of substitutes, emergency lockdowns, late-arriving students and pre- or postholiday distractions or other interruptions take up time in California's high-poverty schools — the equivalent of two weeks of lost learning time each year, according to a new UCLA report.

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Indianapolis school system approves moving two schools

Despite three hours of public comment, school board members moved forward on a plan to change the Indianapolis district’s magnet program by moving two schools and an estimated 1,400 students within schools.

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Citywide school enrollment recommended for Detroit

Detroit should launch a citywide school enrollment system, according to recommendations in a new report. The suggestion comes as key education leaders have ramped up discussions about potentially launching common enrollment in Detroit as soon as this spring.

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Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents

According to a study comparing two counties in Virginia, teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, .

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Pa. district's school board votes down charter move over religious concerns

The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a charter school's bid to open a second location in a closed Catholic school, citing concerns about the separation of church and state.

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Move to place cameras on all N.C. school buses gains support

A plan to put cameras on all North Carolina school buses as a way to catch people who pass buses with their stoparms extended was endorsed by a subcommittee of the Child Fatality Task Force.

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‘Transformation zone’ pitched to win back Indianapolis schools

Indianapolis Public Schools has a shot at recovering some of its most struggling schools from state intervention. State officials are asking the district to pitch its plan for a “transformation zone” to initiate district-led turnaround supports for its lower-performing schools, instead of having outside companies step in.

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Most schools still don’t meet federal nutrition standards

When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. For the small percentage of kids who did attend schools that revamped nutrition before the federally mandated USDA guidelines in 2010, researchers saw positive trends for obesity rates, suggesting wider execution really could lead to better health for students.

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