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In N.C. county, 600 teachers have quit this school year

Wake County officials said 600 teachers have quit since the school year began, a 41 percent increase over the same number who had resigned as of this time last year. The county has the largest school system in the state, employing nearly 9,000 teachers.

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N.J. school construction agency announces $500 million for 1,600 projects

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority announced the start of $500 million in funding for some 1,600 projects that have been approved by the state Department of Education at a total cost of more than $1.2 billion. However, the state aid is contingent on voters' approval of the construction projects in 333 districts.

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N.Y. district to reduce positions with decreasing enrollment numbers

Guilderland Central's district, again faced with reduced aid and a state-set levy limit, continues to make cuts in its proposed $92.1 million budget. Next year’s spending plan would eliminate roughly 35 jobs. A number of the reductions are driven by an expected drop in enrollment next year, continuing a downward trend.

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San Antonio to open second early college high school

The San Antonio ISD plans to open its second early college high school this year after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Alamo Colleges to open the new school in August on the St. Philip’s College campus. The students will be housed at the college while taking both high school and college courses.

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New mascots for four Texas schools after policy change

Houston ISD unveiled four new school mascots after the school board changed district policy on school symbols to become more culturally sensitive. The cost for new uniforms and changing over symbols in gyms, hallways, marquees and signs could top $250,000.

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Panic buttons in North Carolina schools to add more security

The N.C. General Assembly mandated during the 2013 session that every public school must have a panic alarm system installed by July 2015.

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Trenton school officials weigh pros, cons of more charter schools

Just as the city’s school board closed a $10.5 million budget gap last month by cutting administrative staff — a gap that some board members blamed in part on charter schools — two more charter applicants submitted proposals to enter the district in 2015.

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Iowa schools struggle to pass federal standard

Nearly every — if not all — Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year.

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West Virginia schools to get free computer system upgrades

West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

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STEAM reaches Florida schools

A new initiative at four Brevard Public Schools is adding "art" to science education. They are all rolling out new magnet programs in STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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