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Seattle education activists arrested for trespassing

Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.

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Assembly grills education department on student-data privacy

The New York State Assembly criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents. Assembly members spent two hours Wednesday questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system.

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Texas legislative education chairs fight Algebra II requirement

Efforts to require that most Texas high school students take Algebra II under new graduation standards suffered a blow Wednesday when the chairmen of the House and Senate education committees flatly rejected the idea.

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Schools create social opportunities for disabled kids

At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.

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Louisiana schools implementing emergency plans

The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”

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State education board unlikely to add evolution disclaimers to Texas science books

State Board of Education members are slated to adopt the new biology books this week after discussing potential changes in hearings that begin Wednesday. The materials need board approval to be on the state’s recommended list of textbooks and e-books.

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Seclusion rooms used 23,000 times in Connecticut schools

Seclusion rooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some have windows or padding. Typically, children are placed in the rooms alone and are not allowed to leave until an adult allows them to do so. Often, the rooms are small in size.

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Idaho parents file claim against school district over carpet concerns

In Tuesday's filed tort claim, parents say the school district was warned of dangerous gasses coming from the carpet glue and didn't warn parents or fix the problem for years.

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Arkansas will stop paying schools to integrate

The funds, totaling more than $1 billion, have been put toward transporting students to attend schools where they would be the minority and building magnet schools that were racially balanced.

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Average class size increases at NYC schools: report

Class sizes at New York City public schools have increased for the sixth consecutive year, according to a preliminary report from the city’s Department of Education.

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