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San Francisco board delays decision on altering school assignment system

An effort to tweak San Francisco's school assignment system in favor of neighborhood schools has been delayed. If the board opts to change the system in the spring, it would leave more time to adjust the formula and inform parents ahead of the 2016-2017 fall-winter school assignment process than if it changed it now for 2015-2016.

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Let them sleep: Pediatricians' group recommends delaying start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later to align school schedules to adolescents' biological sleep rhythms. Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance. 

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Mississippi treasurer pushes for financial literacy education

According to a 2013 report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), "Mississippi stood out as the least financially capable state, placing in the bottom five in four out of five measures."

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Vermont board of education opposes NCLB

The board is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to amend the act "to reduce testing mandates."

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Enrollment options to NC charter and public schools creates confusion

There is no rule to stop parents from applying to multiple schools for their students to attend, according to the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools.

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Cedar Rapids schools may shift models for mental health services

If Cedar Rapids school board members approve new agreements with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, school-based therapy largely will be replaced in favor of assessments and consultations.

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Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

While Maryland schools are well equipped to take in immigrants, the thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border from Central America bring a new set of issues.

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$100m bet for high schools in seven Boston suburbs

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston’s suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today’s cutthroat job market.

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Schools in Ferguson area prepare for an emotional opening day

The school year in Ferguson was scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, but the opening was delayed because of the unrest that followed the killing of Michael Brown five days earlier.

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Florida's education department received $1.5 billion from state lottery

The state lottery made a record-breaking $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2014. $1.5 billion of those dollars were contributed to the state's education budget.

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