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Colorado bill allowing lawsuits against school districts moves forward

A pair of Colorado Senate bills dealing with violence and mental health in schools received initial approval after a sometimes emotional hearing. One bill would allow victims of school violence to sue districts for information, and the other would create a committee to study mental health in schools.

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Demand for bus drivers constant even as Kansas school districts cut back

While the requirements for becoming a school bus driver in Kansas have increased in the past 32 years, the part-time pay structure and odd working hours have remained a constant.

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Boise school district considers buying land for expansion

School officials want to buy 57 acres about 3 miles south of Interstate 84 for $1.7 million. They have no immediate plans to build a school but note that as development ramps up in South Boise, they will need to add a school.

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Entrepreneurs send healthier snacks into schools, work

Dynamic Healthy Vending has set up a special give-back program to make the vending machine idea more appealing to schools.

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All-day kindergarten, smaller classes challenge for Iowa schools

A recent survey of Washington school districts by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found more than 5,500 additional classrooms will be needed to satisfy the McCleary requirements.

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New Connecticut state law helps schools focus on dyslexic youngsters

Despite its prevalence and a well-established base of scientific research, some Connecticut parents say they have trouble getting their local schools to recognize the disorder and provide their children with appropriate interventions and accommodations.

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Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing

Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.

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More Wisconsin voters welcome increased property taxes to operate schools

Wisconsin school districts are increasingly turning to referendums to exceed the revenue caps imposed by the state — in many cases to cover basic operating expenses.

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Los Angeles Kings launch high school hockey league

The professional hockey club is creating a high school hockey league, which will play its inaugural season in 2015-16. Current Kings broadcaster and former player Jim Fox will serve as the league’s commissioner. The Kings will also subsidize helmets, jerseys and practice jerseys free of charge.

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Most Californians believe breakfast during the school day is important

A new statewide poll found that two-thirds of California registered voters surveyed supported a proposal to require school campuses to serve breakfast during class hours rather than before. Three-fourths favored using existing federal funds to pay for the meals.

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