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Some Tennessee schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

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Illinois studying new regulations for special education

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

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State tells Seattle schools to fix special education

Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.

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Policy ending criticized lesson plans leaves Texas schools in a bind

Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.

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Football safety at core of program adopted in Va. schools

Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.

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Insulin in California schools: State's high court considers shots

California's largest nursing organization's courtroom bid to block public school employees from giving insulin shots to diabetic students appears to be on life support.

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Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to rebuild

Administrators believe rebuilding a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a May 20 tornado will help their neighborhoods' long-term recovery, though some parents and children aren't sure it's a good idea to put up new schools on land where seven third-graders perished after being crushed by debris.

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Inside one of the country's most dangerous schools, there are fights, threats, hope

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

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Schools scanned students' irises without permission

Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.

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Why Some Schools Want to Expel Suspensions

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.

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