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Tenn. Finds Cash to Put Officers in School

Several Tennessee lawmakers say they have drafted legislation that would encourage school districts to place at least one armed police officer in every school and would allow teachers who have undergone special training to bring their personal handguns into schools.

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A Son’s Fears and A Father’s Response

“Everything is going to be OK,” I said. “You don’t know that,” my son answered.

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Austin School District Uses GPS to Track Students

Unlike the controversial Radio Frequency Identification System, or RFID, tags the Northside school district made mandatory at two San Antonio area campuses, the Austin program requires student and parental written consent.

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Local Fla. Schools’ Emphasis: Getting Healthy

Gardens, morning jogs and healthier vending machines are all part of the Alachua County school district’s effort to promote healthy living, and two elementary schools have been nationally recognized for the effort.

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Education and Video Games Are No Longer Enemies

People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right.

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Indianapolis Schools Starting Major Free Preschool Program

Indianapolis Public Schools is launching what it believes will soon be the state’s biggest publicly led preschool effort.

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Pa. District Puts Police in Elementary Schools

Bundled in their winter coats, students hopped off their buses and walked past an armed police officer standing at the entrance to Riverside Elementary West last week.

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Calif. School Saves Resources Through Digital Books, Assignments

As winter break ends, kids across Ventura County are returning to their backbreaking work — not their homework, but rather their lugging of heavy textbooks around school and sometimes all the way home.

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NYC Schools Chancellor 'Concerned' About Potential Bus Drivers' Strike

The city Department of Education says it is ready for a potential strike by school bus drivers.

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New Option Lets Boston Pick School for Child

Boston parents who do not get their choices of kindergartens for their children in the first round of the lottery now have the option of letting the School Department pick a school for them under a change that went into effect last week.

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