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Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents

According to a study comparing two counties in Virginia, teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, .

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Pa. district's school board votes down charter move over religious concerns

The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a charter school's bid to open a second location in a closed Catholic school, citing concerns about the separation of church and state.

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Move to place cameras on all N.C. school buses gains support

A plan to put cameras on all North Carolina school buses as a way to catch people who pass buses with their stoparms extended was endorsed by a subcommittee of the Child Fatality Task Force.

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‘Transformation zone’ pitched to win back Indianapolis schools

Indianapolis Public Schools has a shot at recovering some of its most struggling schools from state intervention. State officials are asking the district to pitch its plan for a “transformation zone” to initiate district-led turnaround supports for its lower-performing schools, instead of having outside companies step in.

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Most schools still don’t meet federal nutrition standards

When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. For the small percentage of kids who did attend schools that revamped nutrition before the federally mandated USDA guidelines in 2010, researchers saw positive trends for obesity rates, suggesting wider execution really could lead to better health for students.

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Philadelphia schools see 40 applications for new charters

After the Philadelphia School District announced that it would accept applications for new charter schools for the first time in seven years, it received 40 submissions. If all are approved, the schools eventually could add 40,341 more seats in charter schools in a district that already has 67,000.

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Judge refuses to stop state funding to La. charter schools

The flow of state money to 33 charter schools authorized by Louisiana’s education board will continue, a judge decided, but a teachers’ union and the Iberville Parish school system will get another chance to stop it in December. The union and school system contend the use of state money at the charter schools is unconstitutional.

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Watchdog probe finds Boston school misspending

Boston school officials funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to a nonprofit foundation, essentially creating a slush fund to pay for holiday parties, first-class plane tickets, and even moving expenses for a departing employee, according to an investigation by a city watchdog agency.

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Some Washington schools replacing letter grades with numbers

In a change educators say will allow them to better measure student learning, the Selah School District is replacing traditional letter grades with a four-point number system at some of its schools.

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Hospitals race to sign up schools for athletic-training and medical-services

Ohio State University’s new athletic-training and medical-services agreement with Upper Arlington schools is upping the ante in the bidding war among central Ohio’s hospital systems, which are seeking greater access to high-school athletes and their families.

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