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Jordan (Utah) School District says it needs 19 new schools in next decade

The Jordan School District is expecting enrollment to increase by more than 29,000 students in the next 10 years for the communities it serves, which include Herriman, South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale and West Jordan.

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Flint (Mich.) School District looking to call back 50 teachers, lay off 21 other staffers

There are 21 layoffs recommended for the board of education’s approval at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Sarvis Conference Center, 1231 E. Kearsley St.

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Many school districts don't offer text emergency alerts; better chance locally

But many parents were unaware of the lockdown and of a manhunt launched by authorities. Text and email alerts were sent, but most parents of the district’s 5,000 students were not signed up to receive them.

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Lake Travis (Texas) school district approves attendance rezone

The school board voted unanimously to adopt the recommended attendance zones drawn by the attendance rezoning committee over a period of months.

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Boston poised to begin condom giveaway in high schools

Condoms are already available in 19 high schools with on-site health centers. The policy, up for a vote by the Boston School Committee, would expand distribution to all 32 high schools in the system.

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Wisc. Assembly to boost voucher schools in budget

In a last-minute set of changes to the state budget, Assembly Republican leaders plan to boost school voucher programs, remove a proposed cap on a property tax credit for disabled veterans and allow new rules to keep protesters away from the site of a proposed mine.

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Apple scores $30 million to sell iPads to LA schools

Among the devices considered, the iPad came out on top in both quality and price, at least according to the school district's requirements.

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Missouri education officials recommend preschool tests

The program’s website lists several areas in which preschool children are assessed, including language and mathematical development, physical skills and social interaction.

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Graduation rates rise at 10 mid-Hudson Valley schools

A slight majority of high schools in the mid-Hudson Valley experienced an increase in graduation rates in 2012 and nearly all surpassed the state average, according to new state Education Department data.

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Texas district may launch Spanish classes at elementary schools

With strong parent support, Highland Park ISD administrators are planning a new elementary foreign language program.

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