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Inside Arlington’s overflowing high schools

All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

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New, healthy ideas fill school lunch plates as cooks get creative

The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.

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Projections show fewer A elementaries in Fla. district, more schools receiving lower grades

When letter grades are released this month, Duval County will likely see substantially fewer A schools, twice as many B schools and double the failing schools.

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Texas school district drops microchip-tracking system

Northside Independent School District, one of the largest districts in Texas, required students at some schools to carry identification badges with microchips last year to ensure they would be counted as present, because state funding is tied to student attendance.

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Utah legislator calls for end to compulsory education

Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time parents become frustrated that schools are not able to meet the individual needs of their children.

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Hope grows from a tree at tornado-stricken school in Oklahoma

The tree at Plaza Towers Elementary School has leaves again. They jut out in all the wrong places, sprouting from spindly shoots on the disfigured skeleton of what was once a magnificent thornless honeylocust tree. But the leaves are there, green and alive—and for the teachers at this school, that's enough.

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Iowa joining trend of decreasing school polling places

Iowa officials have pushed to move polling places out of schools because of safety concerns, but laws proposed to mandate the change did not pass in several states this spring.

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Pennsylvania House approves $45 million more for Philly's schools

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Monday that directs $45 million in additional state aid to Philadelphia's cash-starved schools, but only under certain conditions.

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District judge says two Denver schools don't meet innovation criteria

Denver Public Schools did not adhere to the intent of state law when implementing innovation plans for two campuses in a Northeast neighborhood, a district court judge ruled.

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Minnesota schools will pay more for state inspections

In St. Paul, schools will pay about four times as much as they're accustomed to for food-service health permits.

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