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Metal Detectors a Possibility for Philadelphia Elementary Schools?

As a noontime aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first.

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Mass. Stay in School Initiative Promotes Daily Attendance

A new community initiative launched by the Springfield Public Schools encourages students to go to school everyday and earn a high school diploma.

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Utah District and Foundation Team Up to Boot Out Bullying

The Salt Lake City School District is teaming up with the SafeToTalk Foundation to set up an anonymous tip line at schools.

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Chicago School Closings Cause Upset

They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

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N.J. Governor Announces Takeover of Camden Schools

Gov. Chris Christie, faced with a school district that has the second lowest graduation rate in the state, a declining enrollment and high poverty said Camden's system is broken and that the state is taking over Camden City Public Schools immediately.

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Small S.D. Schools Connect To Survive

An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.

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Youths March Against Detroit Schools' Suspension Policies

In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.

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Philadelphia Lawmaker Releases Harsh Report On Charter Schools

State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.

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Football Returns To Tacoma Middle Schools After 26-Year Absence

When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.

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New Computers for Deerfield (Ill.) Schools

Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.

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