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Ill. Schools Working to Fight Truancy

It's a simple question, yet it's one Tricia Keith finds herself dealing with every day as a part of her job.

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Washington Urges Schools to Get Rid of Native American Mascots

The Washington State Board of Education wants schools to get rid of Native American mascots.

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Churn of Students Challenges Newark (Ohio) Schools

Imagine experiencing the anxieties and adjustments of the first day of school several times during one school year.

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Lincoln (Neb.) Schools Praised for Healthy Lunches

The Hartley Elementary lunch trays were full of color Wednesday.

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Calif. District Might Be Stuck with Former Chief's Condo

Whether they like it or not, the Santa Clara County Board of Education may be stuck with $175,000 or more in losses from the underwater luxury condominium that ex-Superintendent Charles Weis is trying to unload.

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Melrose (Mass.) School Audit Will Look at Financial, HR Practices

Melrose School Superintendent Cyndy Taymore has hired a Burlington accounting firm to conduct an audit of the school district’s financial operations, grant management, and hiring practices.Sullivan, Rogers & Co. will review the district’s internal controls and policies, and a report is due to the School Committee by the end of October. Taymore, who succeeded retiring superintendent Joseph F. Casey on July 1, said she does not suspect any financial wrongdoing.

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Ashmore (Ill.) School Closed After Half its Students Call in Sick

The elementary school in the central Illinois community of Ashmore was closed after half its 100 students failed to show up. Community Unit School District No. 1 Superintendent Jim Littleford said Wednesday that in addition to 51 students, five of the school's staff also reported a flu-like illness.

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Wisconsin Author Wins New Public-School Alumni award

Michael Perry, a humorist, musician and pig farmer from New Auburn, Wisc., has been awarded the new "distinguished public-school alumni" award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Salem (Mass.): School Turnaround Not Easy but Could Be Done

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.These three simple words were at the heart of a community meeting at Salem State University Wednesday night that dealt with public school improvement efforts in the city.

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Charles County (Md.) Public Schools to Open St. Charles HS

The Charles County (Md.) Board of Education on Monday approved opening St. Charles High School as a partial high school with grades 9, 10 and 11 when it opens in August 2014. Seniors in the class of 2015 would finish and graduate from their current high school.

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