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Vaccine Confusion Blocks N.Y. Girl From School

A New York City kindergartner has been blocked from school over her mom's refusal to give her the chicken pox vaccine.

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Number of Snow Days Worries Rural Minn. Districts Over Testing

The words "snow day" may be one of the sweetest combinations any student can hear, but they cause major headaches for school administrators. During this year's tough winter, many rural Minnesota school districts repeatedly cancelled school.

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Parents Back Bill to Let Fla. Schools Stock EpiPens

Tom Bohacek has an EpiPen at his Tampa preschool in case he accidentally eats a peanut product. Not all Florida children are that lucky.

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Guns in Ind. Schools Likely to be Optional

Lawmakers are likely to scale back controversial legislation Tuesday that would have made Indiana the first state in the nation to require every public school to have an armed staff member or security guard.

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Slightly Fewer Children Eligible for Gifted Classes in N.Y.

The number of children qualifying for seats in gifted programs in New York City public schools declined slightly this year after the Department of Education overhauled its admissions process in part to combat a recent explosion in eligibility.

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Revised Portland (Maine) Budget Cuts Additional Jobs

The School Board Finance Committee last week cut another $1.5 million from the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. The reduction would eliminate more jobs, add staff furlough days, hike employee health-insurance costs and further reduce spending for equipment and supplies.

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N.J. High School Allowed Students to Graduate Despite Excessive Absences

Princeton High School allowed a "significant" number of students to graduate over a four-year period despite their excessive absences, and in some cases could not provide documentation to justify the waiving of attendance requirements, a state investigation concluded.

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Meetings to Focus on Plan for Fort Worth Schools

Superintendent Walter Dansby sees the development and launch of a five-year strategic plan for the district as a critical step in making sure everyone is on the same page.

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Virtual Learning Bills Gain Momentum in Fla. Legislature

Florida schoolchildren and college students will soon have greater access to online learning programs, if Republican lawmakers have their way.

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Principals at 4 Tucson Unified Schools May Lose Jobs Over Their Schools' Performance

The Tucson Unified School District is recommending that contracts not be renewed for four principals in charge of schools that are at risk of being labeled failing.

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