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Slow broadband internet speeds vex nation's schools

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.

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New schools to open in Joplin, Missouri, after tornado

About 1,450 students who have been attending classes in temporary buildings will move to new schools following tornado that hit May 22, 2011, and was the single deadliest in the U.S. since records were first kept in 1950.

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Charter schools poised for expansion in North Carolina

Board of Education to vote on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools that want to open this fall. It would mark largest single-year expansion of charter schools since state's program was in its infancy in the late 1990s.

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$16.5 million sought for Arizona education system

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

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College applications shortchanged under Philly schools' counselor cuts

Amid a terrible budget crunch, most district schools began the year without a full-time counselor. After Gov. Tom Corbett released $45 million to the district, 80 positions were restored in November.

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U.S. Department of Ed gives Newtown schools $1.9 million grant

Grant from the Department’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence program will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, as well as classroom-based psychoeducation and skill-building strategies.

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Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

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Some schools want to stop serving as voting sites

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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Once overcrowded, Florida school district now selling land

After years of buying land to build new schools, the Broward School District is now looking to unload some parcels. The student boom has ended and there is not enough money to maintain the district's 2,400 buildings, some in desperate need of repair. So three separate lots—in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park—will be sold for more than $10 million.

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Vermont school cooks share recipes in new cookbook

Mac & trees—macaroni and cheese with broccoli—roasted parsnip chips, strawberry and spinach salad and green monster pops were already on the menu at some Vermont schools that have done away with frozen chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Now those creative cooks are sharing their healthful recipes with other schools.

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