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Spartanburg County (S.C.) Schools Increase Security After Student Threat

Additional law enforcement is in place at two Spartanburg District 5 schools on Tuesday after a threat was made by a student.

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Broward County (Fla.) Magnet Schools Application Deadline Nears

For Broward parents, sorting through the more than 60 public school magnet programs now available — options as varied as architecture or marine science, ranging from kindergarten to high school — might seem like a daunting task. But with the help of school open houses, informative online web chats, and the time remaining before the Feb. 13 application deadline, finding the right program can be easy, experts say.

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Under-Enrolled Sacramento District May Close Multiple City Schools

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District will begin discussions this week on closing what one official said is a "significant" number of under-enrolled schools, nearly a year after the school board wrangled over closing three elementary campuses and ultimately voted to close just one.

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Atlanta School Board Considers Own Police Force

Superintendent Erroll Davis proposes forming Atlanta Public Schools’ own police force, as other metro Atlanta districts have done. Armed school resource officers would replace school security now provided by Atlanta police officers.

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Fla. Parents Voice Concern Over Charter Schools' Finances

Pembroke Pines charter school parents showed up in full force Monday night to voice their concerns about the financial instability of the city-run charter system.

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Abduction Turns Focus on Protocol at Philadelphia Schools

There are major concerns as to how a kidnapping was allowed to happen inside a Philadelphia school.

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Baltimore Teachers Get Bonuses In Some Schools with Lower Suspension Rates

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

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NYC City Council Speaker Offers Different Approach to Schools’ Faults and Student Services

Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and a presumptive candidate for mayor of New York, laid out a vision for improving the city’s schools in a speech on Tuesday in which she emphasized an increased focus on literacy, using accomplished teachers as mentors and extending the school day for many students.

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Mass. High School to Roll Out Breathalyzer Policy and Protocol

A Massachusetts high school has will enact a new policy that allows trained members of his administrative team to perform a breathalyzer test if a student is suspected of being intoxicated during a school event or during the school day.

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N.J. Board Opposes Superintendent Salary Caps, Will Push State for Change

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.

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