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Capitol Alert: Fewer Calif. Districts in Financial Distress

The number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped by a third in the last year, state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson said Monday.

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First, Only Virtual School in Mass. Will be Closed

A new state law, signed in January, which establishes Commonwealth virtual schools, would have required the locally run academy to be overseen by the state, like a charter school.

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Atlanta Schools May Create Own Police Force

The aim of putting officers on campus every day would be to more effectively prevent crime and defuse conflicts with words instead of weapons, officials say.

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Developing Education Initiatives for City’s Young Mexican Immigrants

About 41 percent of all Mexican immigrants 16 to 19 years old in New York City have dropped out of school, according to census statistics — more than double the rate of any other major immigrant group and more than four times the city’s overall rate.

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Study Finds School Breakfast is a Key to Future Success

Breakfast might not just be the most important meal of a child's day – it might be one of most important meals of their life.

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Wisconsin Schools Need Boost, Budget Needs Balance

Freezing public school spending in Wisconsin would be a mistake, given previous cuts and rising costs. That’s the most glaring problem with Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year, $68 billion state budget proposal.

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Louisiana District Projecting Major Growth

Despite its ranking as one of Louisiana's top school districts, the Ascension Parish school system faces additional challenges.

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Sacramento Region Rural Schools See Rapid Enrollment Declines

Sacramento City Unified captured headlines last month with its decision to close seven schools because of declining enrollment, but it's not the fastest-shrinking district in the region.

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Schools Not So Different After All in Illinois

Andrea Reynolds clutches a red spiral notebook as her bus pulls up to Danville High School. The Catlin High School student is both excited and nervous about her first visit to the school, which physically is nearly 7 times the size of hers and has more than 8 times the number of students.

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Consultant: Thanks to Culture Change, Schools Never Safer

American schools are safe and getting safer. And the risk of lethal violence is infinitesimal.

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