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Bullying still in collective consciousness of Western Mass. school districts

Two local school districts saddened by bullying-related suicides have reported that the issue remains firmly in the collective consciousness of administrators, teachers, parents and students although the headlines have faded.

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Alternative education for troubled Calif. students raises questions

Across America, alternative schools have become the proverbial safety net for troubled students when all else fails.

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Classroom Facebook proposal sparks NW Ind. debate

Portage Township District officials are revising policies to deal with changes in technology, such as allowing the use of electronic devices, including cellphones and tablets, within the classrooms for educational purposes.

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Mentally troubled students overwhelm Minn. schools

In an era of tight budgets, Minnesota has retreated from more intensive adolescent mental health treatment options, at times leaving schools as a setting of last resort for students with problems ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder.

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School grade ‘safety net’ vote opens new rifts in Fla.

The state Board of Education’s decision last week to inflate school grades for a second year was widely praised by parents and educators, but it also exposed a hard-to-miss rift between the closest allies of former Gov. Jeb Bush and those who back Gov. Rick Scott.

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Calif. school districts moving quickly to meet national education standards

Their chatter filled the hall as they worked together on ways to keep kids from giving up on a troublesome formula, techniques for demonstrating multiple solutions to a single problem and methods for encouraging students to learn more from each other.

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Chromebooks gain ground in the education market; but most educators still prefer iPads

According to the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, 81 percent of respondents had adopted or planned to adopt an iPad, up from 73.5 percent in 2012, while 31 percent had adopted or planned to adopt a Chromebook, up from 14 percent in 2012.

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Family can sue school over suicide, Del. high court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a couple has sufficient grounds to sue a school district, high school, and school counselor for the 2009 suicide of their 16-year-old grandson.

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Fourteen Navajo Nation school board members to be removed

Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.

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Bond market gets an ‘F’ for charter school funding

One of the biggest impediments to the growth of the charter school movement isn’t anger, fear or even politics. It’s financing. A new survey found that N.Y. charter schools that aren’t housed in school district space spend 15 percent of their budget just on rent or mortgages—even more if they’re operating in New York City.

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