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Ohio schools apply for millions in state educational grants

Competition will be fierce for education grants from Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund.

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Camden, N.J. schools poll finds deep displeasure

Large numbers of children don't feel safe in the hallways of Camden schools, say they lack essential textbooks and technology, and don't believe they are being prepared for college or careers, according to findings of a survey released Monday.

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Boston mayoral candidates offer two paths to overhaul schools

The election is conjuring up a broad question: How much impact, after all, can a mayor have on bolstering the achievement of thousands of students in a large urban system like Boston’s, where some problems are seen as intractable and where schools must deal daily with the consequences of poverty.

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Warily, schools watch students on the internet

As students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology to help them.

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Five candidates in the running for Ohio district's board of ed

Five candidates will be up for three available full-term seats on the Southern Local School District's Board of Education on Nov. 5. Incumbents Linda M. Morris, 66, Bill Pitts, 52, and John R. Sawyer, 68, will face the challenge of political newcomers Karl C. Blissenbach, 42, and Robert Kip Dowling.

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San Francisco schools combat online cruelty amid wide concern

The escalation of electronic attacks has politicians, parents and school principals scrambling to catch up to today's tech-savvy kids to prevent more damage - and death.

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Michigan considers grading schools from A to F

Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut. Some lawmakers say schools should get A-F grades so parents and others can easily understand performance.

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Colorado schools, with help, are teaching students personal finance

School districts in Colorado have long had the discretion to include personal-finance topics in their curriculum, but many didn't or only gave them minimal attention.

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Schools caught in the middle of legal battle over mascots

Despite a Wisconsin state law and court ruling, the Mukwonago Area School District and the wider community have held tight to the school nickname — Indians — and logo of an Indian in a full warbonnet headdress.

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Cell towers at schools ignite debate in Maryland district

For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children.

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