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Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

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Schools Stretch Dollar by Going Green

Plenty of Central Texas school districts are looking for new ways to stretch their education dollars, especially with a new school year starting next week. And some are going green to save.

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School Districts Vary on Social Media Use

In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.

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Indiana Schools Campaign to Save Public Education

Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation’s largest voucher program doubles in size.

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Farmington School District’s iPad Policy Takes Shape

With more than 1,700 students scheduled to get at least part-time access to iPads when school starts Sept. 4, Farmington administrators are putting the finishing touches on the policy that will regulate how students will be expected to use and care for their new tablet computers.

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Two City Charter Schools Offer New Options

At the new Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, college comes early.

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Shoparoo App Helps Raise Money for Schools

Children going door to door for fundraising programs - and parents having to respond to those hopeful young faces - may soon be off the hook thanks to a new app that converts grocery receipts into fundraising dollars.

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School Ditches Factory “Assembly Line”

Sixty-five freshmen are about to embark on a new journey to reimagine a high school education—one that may take three, five, or even six years, depending on how quickly they learn.

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School Gardens Blooming Teach Lessons On Nutrition, Environment, Science, Teamwork

Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let them smell the leaves, and then did the same with oregano.

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Alignments to Transportation Make for Smoother School Bus Ride for Parents, Students

By most accounts, the Palm Beach County School District’s massive school bus system operated Monday as a much more well-oiled machine than last year and lived up to it’s motto: “safe-efficient-timely.”

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