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Seattle Voters Consider $1.25B Schools Levies

For the past 17 years, Seattle voters have approved every school levy that has come before them, and Seattle Public Schools officials hope voters will now approve two more levies worth $1.25 billion.

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Teachers Self-Fund New Private School in Minn.

A group of laid-off teachers are turning lemons into lemonade and opening a private school funded from their own pockets.

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Police Increase Presence in City Schools

In the wake of the Newton Connecticut school shooting, the Statesville Police Department has increased the presence of uniformed officers in all of the city’s schools.

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Despite Large Soda Ban, NYC Schools Order Lots of Pizza

With a 73 percent increase from 2010, in 2012, New York City public schools placed 1,756 orders to pizza joints.

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'Learning Community' Neb. Program Brings Diversity to Some Highly Segregated Public Schools

Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas.

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Fla. School Board Revising Its Policies

Although the revision process takes place each year, this is the first time the board has rewritten its policies all at one time.

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Pa. Superintendent Questions Cyber School Funding

Districts have to pay a tuition cost for each student who attends a cyber-school, and the school district currently has $1.2 million budgeted for that sole purpose.

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Protecting Our Turf

Gone are the days of squishy grass and pothole-laden school fields: artificial turf fields are becoming an increasingly popular option for districts nationwide for their ease of use and cost-effective maintenance.

Mass. Charters Cite Building Costs as Major Problem

Charter school supporters are hoping the new research will buoy calls for their schools to receive a bigger piece of the state budget pie — despite concerns that a funding increase might divert resources from public schools

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S.C. Teacher Uses Animation Software to Engage Young Minds

The program allows students to create cartoons and get hands-on experience with what they've learned in class.

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