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South Dakota Committee Defers Action on Armed Civilians in Schools

Lawmakers took no action this morning on a proposal to allow school boards to post armed civilians at South Dakota schools.

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Far Fewer Chicago Schools May Close This Year

The commission on school closings has told Chicago Public Schools officials that shutting a large number of schools would create too much upheaval, and that it is leaning toward a recommendation for closing far fewer schools than many have feared — possibly as few as 15, sources said.

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Calif. District Police Purchase 14 Assault Rifles; Weapons Stored At Schools

The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.

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4 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Year-Round Schools OK’d

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board unanimously approved year-round calendars for four schools Tuesday, launching plans to start their 2013-14 school year in July.

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Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools Limits Times Students Can Charge Lunch

Citing an excessive number of unpaid student lunch charges, the Springfield school district has capped the number of times a student can charge starting Feb. 4.

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South Jersey Schools Discuss Safety After Conference

For some schools, it may mean police officers are present throughout the day. For others it may mean increased patrols near the campus.

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NJ Teen Speaks About Diversity at High School Assembly

It wasn't until 18-year-old Jacob Randolph's online video announcing he was gay hit 100,000 views that he allowed himself to celebrate. On Jan. 18, the Parsippany, N.J., high school senior accepted an award for best actor during his senior class awards ceremony. What happened next would be caught on camera by Rudolph's closest friend, sitting in a crowd of more than 300 students and school staff.

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Parents, Teachers Fight To Keep Brevard County (Fla.) Schools Open

Parents and teachers who are fighting to keep their neighborhood schools open in Brevard County will make one last stand on Tuesday.

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2 Tucson Charter Schools Approved

Two new charter schools are slated to open in Tucson this fall.

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San Diego Schools Considers New Safety Proposal

San Diego area civic leaders have a new proposal for the second largest school district in California combining mental health training for staff with an endorsement for stronger gun control measures in an effort to increase school safety.

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