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Dispute Derails Wash. Education Reform Bills

Washington’s education system will not get the overhaul it desperately needs due to squabbling amongst state lawmakers.

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Phila. Pa. School District Said to Cut 90 Police Officers

With a $61 million shortfall to bridge by the end of June, the Philadelphia School District will let go about 90 school police officers Friday, according to a source familiar with the plan.

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School District Exploring use of Cameras to Catch School Bus Stop Sign Violators

Motorists might find a ticket in their mailbox if they blow through the stop sign on the side of a stopped school bus because of a novel idea being explored by the Palm Beach County School District to raise money for transportation and increase safety for children around buses.

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Gwinnett Ga. School Districts Realigned

Gwinnett County Public Schools district lines have been redrawn as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census. The realignment of the school system's five districts do not affect students.

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Small School Districts Could Struggle to Buy Healthier Food

Officials in some South-Central Indiana school districts say new federal standards for school meals will now offer children healthier food choices. But they add some schools could have a hard time paying for the changes.

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Census Data may Cost Dysart Ariz. District Funds

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

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School Districts Ready to go Mobile

In October, Norman Public Schools introduced an innovative communications tool with School Connect, a mobile app for Android and Apple phones, which enabled users to access virtually any school-related information with a tap on their touch screen.

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Science Education is a Matter of National Concern, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris Says

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chair Andrew Liveris on Thursday took part in an online conference and discussion on the future of science education in America.

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Washington House GOP Puts Education First in its Spending Plan

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

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Ga. Vote Gives OK to Constitutional Amendment Helping Charter Schools

Charter school supporters claimed a first-round victory late in their fight to override last year's Georgia Supreme Court ruling, declaring that the state cannot approve and fund charter schools over local school board objections.

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