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California high court allows school employees to give insulin shots

Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.

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Philly schools chief addresses principals, parents protest as funding deadline nears

With just five days until the School District of Philadelphia reaches its funding deadline to determine whether schools will safely open on-time, its superintendent is meeting with principals to discuss the start of the year.

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High schools adopting Heads Up Football program to battle concussions

Heads Up Football is promotes a style of tackling that puts emphasis on striking a blow with the shoulders and not the head.

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New teacher evaluation process set to begin in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Historically, Pennsylvania teachers were rated solely on classroom observation. Beginning in 2013-14, a new state law requires half of the rating to be based on observation and half on student outcomes in all school districts.

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Texas education agency: 84% of schools met standard

New accountability system uses test scores, graduation rates and college admission exams to calculate indexes for student achievement, student progress, student readiness for college or work and how well a school is helping disadvantaged children.

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Miami-Dade Superintendent Carvalho opens school year with digital focus

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho lauded student achievement while criticizing the state for its "dysfunctional" A-to-F school grading system during opening of schools address.

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Buffalo schools, at most, will accommodate 20 percent of requests for transfers

At most, only one of every five students asking to be transferred out of their low-performing Buffalo schools will be granted their request this coming school year, according to a new plan released today by Buffalo Public Schools.

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15 Sacramento-area schools flagged for possible state test cheating

California education officials have flagged 242 schools statewide, including 15 in the Sacramento area, for possible cheating concerns because their students shared test-related photos on social media.

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Money woes could delay opening of Philadelphia schools

Facing a still-massive deficit, the Philadelphia School District will not open on time unless it has assurance by Aug. 16 that it will receive $50 million from the city, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says.

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Researchers get OK to exhume bodies at defunct Florida reform school

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of his cabinet have approved a permit allowing researchers to exhume bodies buried at a defunct reform school for boys. The permit allows University of South Florida researchers to begin digging at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, a small town located about 60 miles west of Tallahassee in the Florida Panhandle.

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