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Surveillance Video Shows Bus Driver Kicking Autistic Girl Onto Ground

A Florida school district has released video that appears to show a bus driver kicking an autistic student down the stairs. Wilkerson was fired after the Sept. 28, 2012, incident, which Tampa police say resulted in a broken ankle for the young girl, reported NBC affiliate WFLA.com. Wilkerson now faces aggravated child abuse charges, the station said.

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Chicago Bracing for Wave of School Closures

Chicago parents, children and school personnel were bracing Thursday for the city's announcement of the closure of dozens of public elementary schools to reduce a looming $1 billion deficit, a move some community leaders said would disproportionately hurt African Americans.

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Scottsdale (Ariz.) School District Hears Pleas for Programs

SUSD faces a $9.7 million budget deficit, and teachers and parents are quick to tell the school board to cut anywhere but in the classroom.

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6 US School Districts Form Food Alliance

Urban school districts in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas announced Wednesday they are joining forces to coordinate school lunch planning in an attempt to keep costs down while providing healthful food choices.

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Newton (Mass.) Schools tp Get Door Buzzers, Cameras by End of April

New security measures adopted after the Connecticut school shooting are expected to be in place at all of the Newton’s elementary and middle schools by the end of April.

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New N.J. District Tests Will Require Significant Technology Upgrade

The regulations would require new testing that would partially evaluate teacher performance and will require a massive upgrade in technology in all Bayonne public schools.

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Ill. Schools Serving More Poor, Homeless Students

In a release Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education says the spike in low-income students and those with limited English has led to increased costs for school districts.

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Kingsland (Minn.) Public Schools Touts College-Level Opportunities

Starting with the class of 2015, Kingsland students will be able to complete a 62-credit college degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma — all without ever leaving the familiar surroundings in Spring Valley.

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Business Leaders Express Support for Mass. Gov.'s Education Plan

A group of 87 local business leaders have come out in support of Governor Deval Patrick’s early education plan, and the taxes tied to it —which they say are necessary investments to ensure a well-educated workforce.

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Md. County Bans Homemade Treats, Hugs From Schools

The new rules, which cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools in St. Mary's County, also forbid siblings from visiting during school hours, even if they are with a parent.

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