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North Carolina schools chief says test scores will drop this year

Public schools’ standardized test scores will drop this year, June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.

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After layoffs, Philly schools still hiring

In June, with no funding in sight, Philadelphia School District officials laid off 3,859 district employees, saying the district couldn't afford to pay their salaries anymore. Nonetheless, district officials are still hiring, prompting questions about staff priorities.

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California schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

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More Michigan schools giving kids iPads to make the most of apps

Michigan school districts have joined the legion of schools across the country investing heavily to integrate Apple’s lightweight, user-friendly tablet into everyday lessons.

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Wisconsin schools firing more teachers under new collective bargaining laws

School districts are firing more teachers since new collective bargaining laws eliminated job protections granted by union contracts three years ago, according to the state’s teachers’ union and school board association.

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More security awaits students heading back to nation's schools

Back to school usually means new notebooks, new clothes and new teachers. But this year it also means more security, after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Sex education law may mean little change in Illinois schools

Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just abstinence — under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’ll sign into law.

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California high court allows school employees to give insulin shots

Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.

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Philly schools chief addresses principals, parents protest as funding deadline nears

With just five days until the School District of Philadelphia reaches its funding deadline to determine whether schools will safely open on-time, its superintendent is meeting with principals to discuss the start of the year.

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High schools adopting Heads Up Football program to battle concussions

Heads Up Football is promotes a style of tackling that puts emphasis on striking a blow with the shoulders and not the head.

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