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Local Tennessee schools report more than 2,000 bullying incidents for 2012-13 school year

According to the report, 7,555 cases of bullying were reported during the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 73 percent of those cases, or 5,478, were confirmed as bullying cases after investigation.

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Philly School District delays debut of its buildings-for-sale website

This is the web site the district will use to sell 27 closed school buildings. Some have already received interest. Drexel University was looking at University City High School, and Temple University has its eye on William Penn High.

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Advocates believe dogs will make schools safer

The programs are still in their infancy, so questions remain about dogs that can distract, scare or send kids into sneezing fits. But they think they can cultivate their ideas to help schools across the country stay safe.

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North Carolina teachers stage walk-in to protest cuts to public education

Parents and members of the community were invited to observe classroom activities and to participate in after-school discussions about education policies. The movement was backed by the North Carolina Association of Educators in an effort to raise awareness against the recent cutback of government spending on public education.

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Superintendents pitch plan to aid struggling Missouri schools

The proposal by the Missouri Association of School Administrators seeks to render that statute moot by proposing a complete overhaul of the way Missouri rates its 520 school districts.

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Colorado voters pass measure to tax marijuana sales for school funds

Further bringing marijuana into the mainstream, Colorado voters decided Tuesday to treat the blossoming industry like other businesses by passing hefty taxes designed to raise money for schools and regulation.

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12 Arizona schools earn failing grade

Twelve public schools in Arizona received a failing grade from the state Department of Education for 2012-13, and several of them have already closed.

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Portland Public Schools parents file complaint, push for more high school instructional hours

A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.

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L.A. schools' iPad initiative could be hard to keep paying for

A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.

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Report: Idling motors outside schools are dangerous

When children walk into their school building, they may pass through some of the dirtiest air on their travel from home to class.

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