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Mom Who Wants Bus Cameras Sues Beaufort County School District, Bus Company

The Beaufort mother who has petitioned the Beaufort County School District to put cameras on school buses says she will now look to the courts to keep her children from being bullied.

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Clark County Schools' No Child Left Behind Performance Hits Record Low

Less than a third of Clark County schools made the grade under No Child Left Behind in the 2011-12 academic year, marking a new low for the country's fifth-largest district.

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Stifling the Special Education Stigma in Verona, Cedar Grove

Placing students in the "least restrictive environment" while still providing them necessary assistance is chief, officials from both the Cedar Grove and Verona school districts said.

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High School Students Boycott School Cafeteria Over New Lunch Restrictions

With new federal guidelines dictating what is served at school cafeterias during lunch time, school districts all over the country have reworked their menus to accommodate the new rules.

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Southern California School District Overhauls Wi-Fi Network

A southern California school district serving more than 17,000 students and 1,000 educators across 28 campuses is beefing up its wireless network.

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Lake Forest High in Session Despite Strike

Despite a teachers strike, Lake Forest High School opened Monday with certified teachers, non-certified teacher assistants and community volunteers.

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School Reform Commission Moves to Cover Deficit with $300M Loan

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Monday to borrow $300 million to bridge a massive deficit, emphasizing the bond deal will probably be the district's last for several years. In a brief, sober meeting, the commission approved a tough five-year financial plan for the district as a prelude to the bond sale to cover a deficit of more than $200 million in the current $2.5 billion budget, as well as a shortfall anticipated in the fiscal year that begins next July 1.

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N.Y.Times Education Confab Ends in Zero

After a full day of discussions about public education among a select group of establishment educators and allied think-tank types, the best recommendation they could all come up with is the need for more “effective teachers.”

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Royse City (Texas) School District Receives $100,000 for Technology Lending Program

More than 100 Royse City eighth grade science students will participate in a technology lending program soon, thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded recently to the Royse City Independent School District. State grant funds will be used to purchase Intel Classmate Touch Netbooks for a teacher and approximately 115 students.

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Charter-School Amendment Not about Charter Schools

According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”

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