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Skipping High School Can Lead to Fines, Jail for Parents

Parents of students at Adrian High School in Michigan will face stiffer penalties if their teen skips school this year. The city's commissioners approved an ordinance last week that could potentially punish parents of absent teenswith a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

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State Building its Own e-Book System for Schools, Researchers

There’s a lot less dust and grime in today’s Wild West, but enough unknowns to compete in any new frontier.

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Enrollment Up as KC District Schools Open

The Kansas City Public Schools opened Monday with about a thousand more students than a year ago, including a full house at its new African Centered College Preparatory Academy, the district reported today.

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Outraged West New York Educator Petitioning to Turn School Board into Elective Positions

A fed-up West New York assistant teacher has started a petition to turn the town’s school board from appointive into elective positions.

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Havana High Switching to Flipped Classrooms

Never have so many eyes been on Havana High School, and Superintendent Patrick M. Twomey knows the pressure is on as the school embraces a new classroom model that threatens all that educators have taken as gospel for decades about how to teach.

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Iberville Students Get Apple Laptop Computers

extbooks won't be the only items students in the Iberville Parish School District will be receiving during the first few weeks of school this year.

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Gull Lake Schools Out More Than $480,000 in Dispute With State Over Student Count

Gull Lake Community Schools has had $480,000 deducted from its state-aid payments for 2011-12 because the district violated educational standards for its newly established Gull Lake Virtual School.

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D.C. Adding Classrooms for Special Needs Students

The District is opening extra public school classrooms for special education students with emotional disturbances, as part of an effort to reduce the large number of students who are sent to costly private facilities when public schools can't serve their needs.

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Study: Curbing Junk Foods in Schools Can Slow Childhood Obesity Rates

U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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In Hard Times, Staffing at Schools Closely Watched

When Texas lawmakers took up the issue of how to make fewer dollars stretch further in public schools during the 2011 legislative session, “efficiency” was a commonly uttered word.

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