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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

At Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, parents and civil rights activists are concerned over students’ privacy under a new “Student Locator Project,” which involves using “smart” ID cards to track students while on school property for attendance purposes. These IDs use radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to broadcast a radio signal, allowing school officials to know students’ precise location on campus at all times.

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Chicago Public Schools Offer Escalates School Closing Fears

Chicago Public Schools leadership offered a trade Monday as it tries to win state lawmakers' support for a key school reform measure: Agree to push back the announcement of what schools will close until spring, and the district will put a five-year moratorium on shutting more buildings.

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Mass. Schools Eye Solar Power at Off-Site Facility

The Silver Lake Regional School Committee has authorized its attorney to begin negotiating a power purchase agreement with renewable energy developer Mary O’Donnell for a solar project in Dartmouth.

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Court Considers Requiring Giving Ky. Students Miranda Rights

The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

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Chicago Stretches Curriculum to Include Violence Counseling

Khayriyyah Harris sees her school, Mayo Elementary in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, as a refuge from the well-known problems of young people in the city.

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Ill. Schools Launch Food Scrap Program

At a time for thanksgiving, students in the East Alton Elementary School District are showing their appreciation for their planet by participating in a pilot food scrap recycling program.

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Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

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Lactose Intolerance: When Drinking School Milk Makes Students Feel Sick

Khalil Beckwith has never been formally diagnosed with lactose intolerance.

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Severe Crowding in Fla. Forces Tough Choices for Teachers, Students

To understand how big an issue crowding has become at some Palm Beach County schools, visit Hagen Road Elementary in suburban Boynton Beach.

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Native American Students Thriving in Mont. Schools

After five years in the U.S. Army, after being treated badly in the outside world because of the color of his skin, Cecil B. Crawford vowed to never again leave the Blackfeet Reservation.

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