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Anne Arundel County (Md.) Uses Smartphones to Keep Schools Safe

This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about possible threats available on iTunes and Google Play. Parents who are worried about the rash of weapons incidents in area schools this year may be inclined to think Baltimore County is taking the more significant step, but research and recent experience suggest otherwise.

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Judge Says Texas Schools Can Use Biblical Verses in Football Banners

A judge stopped an East Texas school district on Thursday from barring cheerleaders from quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games, acknowledging their argument that is appears to violate their free speech rights.

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Boy Banned from School for Carrying Cystic Fibrosis Gene

A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.

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School Attended by Obama Daughters Evacuated after 'Suspicious' Call

The private academy where the Obama daughters go to school was evacuated Thursday, though the school says students and employees have since returned to class.

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Schools Get Creative so Kids Eat Greens

Kids can be finicky when it comes to filling up on fruits and veggies - “they don’t taste right, they taste funny,” said 13-year-old Kiondre Andino - but sometimes the best way to get picky eaters to eat is to have them pick and grow the food themselves.

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Anxious N.Y. Parents See Proposed Redrawn School Boundaries

The New York City Education Department proposed new boundaries Wednesday night for some of Brooklyn’s most-sought-after elementary school zones, drawing anxious parents to an auditorium to see the new map for the first time.

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Seattle Schools May Ask Voters for More Than $1B in February

Not long ago, a school building as old and worn out as Arbor Heights Elementary could count on being at the top of Seattle Public Schools' priority list for remodeling.

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Louisiana School Chiefs Worry about Bullying Rules

The president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents says a rewritten statewide ban on bullying is an "administrative nightmare" for public schools.

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Special Help Gets Ohio District High Rating

It’s not unusual for 200 students to leave Whitehall during the school year — and have another 200 to enroll at the same time.

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Kansas Schools Face Many, Major Changes Next Year

Over the course of the next year, the Kansas State Board of Education will face a series of policy decisions that will affect daily life in classrooms throughout the state, touching everything from the content that students are taught to the way teachers and administrators go about their jobs.

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