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Dozens of LA Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

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Oregon schools pack in most students per teacher in history, state says

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

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Arizona charter schools want an extra $135 million

The bid for more funding is getting a fight, not only from the state Department of Education, but also the Arizona School Boards Association.

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Web access in schools leads more teachers to access porn

More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.

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Many Louisiana voucher students attend failing schools

New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D’’ or “F’’ on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools.

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Parents of sleep-deprived teens push for later school start times

A national petition to promote legislation that would prevent public schools from starting before 8 a.m., started by the group Start School Later, has thousands of signatures from all 50 states.

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Urban schools aim for environmental revolution

If all goes as planned, compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September for more than 2.6 million students nationwide.

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Cards let Ohio schools, parents keep eye on their students

When fourth-grader Abby Ahrens boards the school bus in her Cincinnati suburb, she thrusts out a white card as she passes a small computer screen next to the bus doors. It beeps, and the monitor lights up briefly. Then her mother gets a text message saying her daughter has made it onto the bus.

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New Mexico districts in school fund push

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District in New Mexico will be joining districts from Santa Fe, Taos and Española in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into spending more of the state's money on education.

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Isle of Wight officials say state assessments need work

Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.

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