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New Mexico districts in school fund push

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District in New Mexico will be joining districts from Santa Fe, Taos and Española in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into spending more of the state's money on education.

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Isle of Wight officials say state assessments need work

Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.

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Massachusetts schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

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Michigan leads nation in number of for-profit charter school operators

A report from a Western Michigan University researcher found that Michigan leads the nation in the number of for-profit charter school managing companies overseeing public schools.

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Montclair district searches for a winning school menu

Faced with a $176,000 deficit in its school lunch program last year, the Montclair School District in New Jersey is trying to find ways to encourage more of its nearly 6,700 students to buy their lunches from their school cafeterias.

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Parents enraged after school tampers with students' cell phones

After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.

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At Rhode Island's urban schools, graduation rates are rising

High school graduation rates in Rhode Island’s poorest cities improved at more than twice the rate of the rest of the state during the last five years, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

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More funds for schools expected in Utah governor's budget

Gov. Gary Herbert is promising no new taxes, no new debt and an increase in spending per-pupil when he unveils a $13 billion-plus state budget proposal early next month.

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Sioux Fall School Board votes on daily Pledge in schools

For the first time in decades, Sioux Falls School District high school students will be asked to say the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

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Dallas County Schools spent millions on safety equipment other districts received for nothing

Cameras mounted to the stop-arms of school buses have worked well in other cities to keep kids safe, but an investigation discovered Dallas County Schools spent more than $17 million in bond money to buy stop-arm cameras and on-board security cameras when they could have received some of the equipment for free.

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