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Batavia (N.Y.) School District Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges the district discriminates "against the girls' softball players by providing superior facilities and equipment to the boys' baseball program than it provides to the girls' softball program."

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Mass. House Rejects Gov.’s Push for Early Education Expansion

Patrick had asked DeLeo to approve an additional $131 million for early education to support higher salaries, professional development, and competitive grants to innovative programs that want to expand.

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Indiana Ramping Up State Education Web Pages

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says social media is a powerful tool and her team plans to use both Facebook and Twitter to send information in real time. She says the Twitter feeds will also include live tweeting of meetings and events.

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Aspen (Colo.) Schools Consider Adding Policy to Ban Cyber Bullying

As it stands, the Aspen School District defines bullying as “any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture that is intended to cause stress on students in the school environment.”

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New Guidelines Call for Broad Changes in Science Education

Educators unveiled new guidelines on Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way science is taught in the United States — including, for the first time, a recommendation that climate change be taught as early as middle school.

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Strict Lunch Standards Tied to Healthy Weight

Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study.

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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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