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NRA Schools Report Suggests Training Staff in Weapons

The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry a firearm.

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Sex Education Programs For Teens Targeted By GOP Lawmakers

Lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and Texas are now pushing bills that would defund comprehensive sex education programs for at-risk teenagers.

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Teaching the Modern Renaissance: A School Based on the Startup Mindset

It used to be that teenage founders were an anomaly. They were super-geeks, and not in a good way.

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Budget Cuts Hurt Military Communities Hard in Calif.

Nearly $2 billion in federal funding is being trimmed from public schools across the country - part of the budget sequester that went into effect a month ago. It's schools in military communities, however, that are especially hard hit.

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Fla. Lawmaker Wants To Create District-run "Innovation Schools"

A new charter school bill gets its first committee hearing Monday in Tallahassee.

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Critics say Camden's State-Appointed Schools Chief Will Have Too Much Power

An in-depth state report on Camden's schools "in crisis" laid out several recommendations in August, including hiring a superintendent who could transform the district. But just as the Camden Board of Education had narrowed its search to three candidates last week, the process came to a halt when Gov. Christie announced a full state takeover of Camden schools.

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Atlanta Cheating Suspects to Surrender

A lawyer for two Atlanta teachers accused in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals says they are about to turn themselves in.

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Ala. Poised to Subsidize Private Schools Built to Resist Desegregation

In parts of Alabama, in the rural and poor Black Belt counties, there are few options for schooling. There are no complications, no non-failing schools to flee to, no nearby suburban systems.

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A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tenn. Lawmakers Could Require EpiPens in Schools

Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.

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