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Consultant presents proposal to remake Kansas City’s public schools

A state consultant on Monday unveiled its vision of a Kansas City public school system where independent schools, as long as they excelled, would control their classrooms and their money.

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Pennsylvania bill requires schools to make budgets public

The Pennsylvania House on Monday approved legislation requiring the state to create a searchable online database of the revenue and expenses of school districts and charter schools.

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Food and drink marketing common in schools

Most children and teenagers in the U.S. go to schools that have partnerships with food and drink companies, according to a new study.

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Water bill dispute forces schools to close in small Texas town

The city of La Villa says the school district owes it more than $58,000. The city shut water off to the district shortly before Christmas, more than a year after the long-festering dispute began.

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St. Paul says its schools are ahead of the nation on discipline

St. Paul’s work appears to be just what the Obama administration ordered with its new guidelines, issued Jan. 8, urging districts to scrap potentially discriminatory practices and employ strategies that include counseling and cultural-awareness training.

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Madison schools eye $10 million plan to get a digital device to every student

The Wisconsin district's 1-to-1 computing plan — part of a proposed total of $31 million in technological spending over five years — stages distribution of the digital devices to students and staff from the 2014-15 school year through the 2018-19 school year.

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Seven firms seek to run schools in Camden, N.J.

Seven organizations applied to open "renaissance schools" in Camden last week, including one seeking to operate Camden High School along with two city elementary schools.

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Study: Positive school climate helps deter drug use

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

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School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

While cuts and bruises were the most common injuries at 40 percent, fractures accounted for 12 percent, brain injuries for 10 percent and sprains and strains another 7 percent. The vast majority of injuries — 96 percent — were the result of an assault.

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Florida officials propose nearly 100 changes to Common Core

Aimed at incorporating public input and assuaging criticism, the new recommendations include adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

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