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Calif. school district monitoring students' social media activity

The social media sites of all 13,000 students in Glendale, Calif.'s middle and high schools are being monitored. School officials hired a company called Geo Listening to track students' online posts daily with the goal to intervene when students discuss suicide, bullying, violence, or substance abuse.

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Chicago Public Schools approves budget cuts while 200 people protest

About 200 people—including 20 to 30 students—rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education approved the district’s annual budget, which includes hundreds of millions in cuts. Community activists who organized the protest rally and boycott said it would serve as a real-life lesson for students involved.

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New Pa. education secretary has her own troubles

Less than 24 hours on the job, acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq is already under fire.

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Cheyenne (Wyo.) students squeezed out of local schools

Laramie County School District 1 opened the new year with several dozen elementary students being forced out of their neighborhood schools.

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New Miss. program offers future teachers free education

A new state program can help you go to college for free. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year to attend a four-year institution in Mississippi, WLOX reports.

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Number of Md. schools getting top rating falls

Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.

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Summer heat prompting some schools to close early

Several suburban schools, including Taft School District 90 in Lockport, Laraway School and Oak Velley School in Joliet, West Aurora School District 129, and Waukegan Public School District 60 were ending classes early on Tuesday.

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Glendale (Calif.) Schools to monitor students on social media

Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

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Education waivers could leave behind at-risk students

The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

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Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.

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