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Colorado schools attempt to reduce ever-growing problem of bullying

What to do about bullying has become a national focus because today, instead of being something of an adolescent rite of passage that leaves a black eye or hurt feelings, kids are dying.

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Fort Worth schools superintendent says top issue is to increase student achievement

Improving student achievement and enhancing educational opportunities in Fort Worth schools rank high among goals outlined by Superintendent Walter Dansby.

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More Florida students heading to charter schools

More students are enrolling in Pinellas County’s charter schools then ever before, but some School Board members worry it’s at the detriment of public schools.

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Vermont schools to try new standardized tests

Student test scores in Vermont could drop when more rigorous standards take effect and students start taking a new education test in 2015.

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Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools face $140M budget shortfall

Unable to keep pace with growing enrollment and increasing costs, schools are facing a deficit that could translate into staff cuts and furloughs, the elimination of foreign language instruction in elementary schools, and larger class sizes.

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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

A law Tennessee enacted this year makes it easier for schools to stock the life-saving drug. Fifteen other states enacted similar laws in 2013, joining 11 others that already had them, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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Charter company's growth could be slowed by legal ruling in Calif. county

Rocketship Education, which has opened nine public elementary schools in seven years, may find its lightning-speed velocity forced to decelerate.

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NYC mayoral candidates say schools should close on Muslim holidays

No matter who is elected mayor next month, city kids will likely find two new vacation days on the school calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the holiest days of the Muslim year.

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Closings planned for Pittsburgh Public Schools

With Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane planning to propose school closings next month, board member Regina Holley said some communities already have lost too many schools.

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Elementary students in Florida district adjust to life without PE

District officials pushed elementary schools in Pinellas County this year to condense the state-mandated 150 minutes of weekly PE into three days instead of five. More than 40 schools moved from 30 minutes of daily PE to 50-minute blocks three days a week.

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