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Illinois governor signs law requiring major-injury insurance for school athletes

The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.

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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

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Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

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Princeton (N.J.) schools require headgear for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey

It’s a requirement that school officials hope to introduce in successively higher grades as the years go by, until students in sixth through 12th grades are all wearing headgear during those sports.

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Some call for elected Fla. education commissioner after Bennett resignation

Some Democratic leaders and the state teachers union have begun calling for a return to an elected education commissioner.

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Maine education chief says he'll keep pushing for controversial education reforms

Maine education commissioner Stephen Bowen reaffirmed his commitment to reforms embraced by Tony Bennett, who has influenced Gov. Paul LePage's administration's education policy.

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Arizona state superintendent: Schools need resources after years of cuts

Superintendent John Huppenthal says upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Durham schools superintendent reprimanded for school bus trip to mall

The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.

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After scandals, Utah auditor to schools: You’re being watched

School districts and charter schools were put on notice this week: Be ready for an audit of how you handle donations, fundraising and advertising for sports, clubs and other activities.

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