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'Year-round' school transition fund proposed in Michigan

A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.

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Education secretary tones down criticism of California

Arne Duncan praises efforts of California and specifically Gov. Jerry Brown to adopt high academic standards and move quickly to new and improved standardized tests.

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Chicago mayor touts planned new school on possibly tainted site

Preliminary environmental testing of the new school property found eight underground gasoline storage tanks, one known to be leaking, and unsafe levels of the chemical benzene in the soil

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Study: Oklahoma is No. 1 in education spending cuts since 2008

The cuts affect almost all school staffing and routine expenses. The cuts translate into larger classes with less individual attention.

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More Michigan school districts slipping into budget deficits in new fiscal year

Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are hoping for emergency loans. The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits.

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Discipline problems soar in Dallas ISD schools

Disciplinary incidents in Dallas ISD that resulted in students being removed from class soared by the thousands last school year, putting an end to years of declines.

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Schools move to repair damage after flubs on 9/11 anniversary

Two separate Boston-area school systems attempted to make amends after getting hit with criticism from students and parents for how their high schools handled the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Army looks to schools to find the next cyberwarriors

Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City,"has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 city students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

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Helicopter crews rescue schoolchildren in Colorado floods

Eighty-five Colorado schoolchildren and 14 adults, trapped while attending an environmental camp program in a mountain town cut off by floodwater, were among the hundreds of people evacuated by helicopter this weekend in the aftermath of the state’s worst flooding in years.

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