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Big, inconsistent classes at Philadelphia schools

Oversize classes are not unheard of at the beginning of the year in Philadelphia, where student mobility often makes planning tough. But in the past, the school system was able to hire more staff to ease crowding.

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Massachusetts urges better security at schools, but funds scarce

Massachusetts schools have new guidance on security from a state report out this summer that recommended monitored entrances, classroom door locks, and other security measures, but money is scarce to retrofit existing buildings, local school officials say.

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Minnesota high schools take action to curb violence

The target that the Minnesota State High School League is now requiring all 25,000 coaches in the state to hit is the topic of sexual violence.

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More Cleveland parents are visiting their kids' schools

The Cleveland school district spent last year urging parents to attend open house and parent-teacher conference events – all to help parents comply with a state law requiring every Cleveland parent to meet their child's teacher by December each year.

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Reversal in fortunes for Burlington schools

The Burlington School District appears to have finished the most recent fiscal year in a much better financial position than had been feared, district officials said Tuesday.

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Arizona schools clamor for state to pay up

A year after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state had shorted public schools during the Great Recession by not fully covering inflation costs, schools are still waiting for officials to hand over the money.

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Denver area student protest reaches day 5

The protests started last Friday at Standley Lake and Conifer high schools when students stood outside their schools holding signs such as, "my school, my voice." Classes were cancelled at both schools due to a large number of teacher absences.

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Alabama district says call from NSA led to monitoring students online

After the National Security Agency warned Huntsville Public School administrators about a student posting tweets threatening violence against teachers, the district decided to begin a secret program monitoring students' social media posts.

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Judge dismisses Florida school voucher lawsuit

A legal challenge to the state school voucher program was dismissed by a Florida judge. The lawsuit targeted a controversial law that both expanded the voucher program and created new scholarships for children with disabilities. The suit claimed the law violates a Constitutional requirement that each law be limited to a single subject.

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California high school exit exam results released

Statistics released by the California Department of Education show the statewide average of students passing the California High School Exit Exam continues to rise. About 95 percent of California seniors of the class of 2014 passed both the English-language arts and math portions compared to 90.4 percent in 2006.

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