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Long Beach (Calif.) Middle Schools to Start Day An Hour Later

The Long Beach school board voted Monday to push start times at the district’s five middle schools from 8 to 9 a.m. -- a cost-cutting move officials believe will also boost student success.

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Report: Iowa City High Schools’ Capacity Lower Than Believed

The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.

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Sioux Falls (S.D) Schools Invest In Tech Help

Spurred on by South Dakota’s pending move to online tests, the Sioux Falls School District plans to spend $7.3 million during the next two years buying Google Chromebooks or Apple iPads for every student, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Decaying Schools May Stunt Learning

School districts across the country struggle find the resources — both monetary and manual — to keep up with maintenance requests.

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Supporters Keep Fighting for More Athlete Insurance in Ill.

The day after a state Senate panel approved legislation that would require public and private schools to carry catastrophic accident insurance to cover student athletes, supporters again urged the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board to make the decision on its own.

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Fla. District, Justice Dept. Reach Agreement on "School-to-Prison Pipeline" Complaints

The Meridian Public School District has agreed to watch out for racial disparities in student discipline and the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to dismiss complaints about a "school-to-prison pipeline."

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Metal Detectors a Possibility for Philadelphia Elementary Schools?

As a noontime aide at John Reynolds Elementary School in North Philadelphia, Carol Porter is used to quieting rowdy kids or breaking up horseplay. But when a 7-year-old student told her he had a gun in his backpack, it was a first.

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Mass. Stay in School Initiative Promotes Daily Attendance

A new community initiative launched by the Springfield Public Schools encourages students to go to school everyday and earn a high school diploma.

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Utah District and Foundation Team Up to Boot Out Bullying

The Salt Lake City School District is teaming up with the SafeToTalk Foundation to set up an anonymous tip line at schools.

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Chicago School Closings Cause Upset

They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

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