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Appeals court considers Calif. school's Cinco de Mayo American flag ban

Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

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LA schools leader wants to slow iPad rollout

Under a revised plan, all 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District would have iPads to use by the end of 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014. Principals and certified teachers at all of district campuses would have the extra time to attend orientation programs on the use of the devices.

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Arizona school district expands popular toddler program

The program is designed for families to join their toddlers as they interact with other children age 5 and younger. It can be as beneficial for parents as well as their children, as Flocken learned.

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Core Standards, lack of aid strain Pennsylvania schools

Now, it seems, the state is giving the green light not only to the standards but also to related exams that students will have to pass to graduate from high school. But it is not providing additional funding to implement the mandates, and educators in Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts say their students are being set up for failure.

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Lawmakers consider taxing Utah’s larger families more for schools

A family of four would pay about $400 more each year, she said. Since most families get tax refunds, those would typically be smaller.

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W.Va. considers emergency injections for schools

Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the EpiPens, the most common self-injectable form of epinephrine. The auto-injectors contain adrenaline and treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening, body-wide allergic reaction.

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Early childhood education key to avoiding jail later in life

That’s one reason why Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis is joining with the national advocacy group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids to push Congress to pass a $75 billion proposal that would provide states including Mississippi with resources to create, strengthen, and expand quality state preschool to serve low- to moderate-income 4 year-olds nationwide.

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New York education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums

In his first public appearance since he was shouted down in Poughkeepsie last Thursday, King said the remaining four New York State Parent Teacher Association forums won't be rescheduled, but that he is looking to create "other opportunities to have dialogue with parents."

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Florida district creates student busing fee

Lake County parents whose children lost school-bus service because of budget cutbacks this year soon will be able to pay for their kids' bus rides to school.

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Michigan bill requires schools to define cyberbullying

State lawmakers are pushing for answers against a new form of bullying and it starts with asking a question: what is cyberbullying?

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