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Tennessee school district issues flag ban

School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners from flying on the back of vehicles on school property.

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Safety probe initiated against largest N.M. city

New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the Albuquerque school system breached safety protocols and hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges.

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Dissatisfaction with school testing

A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. Opposition also is mounting to linking teacher evaluations to student test scores, according to results of a new PDK/Gallup poll.

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School officials check trash to see what kids really eat

Cafeteria workers already knew what students ask for and what gets put on the tray but also decided to look at the leftovers to get to the root of the school nutrition problem. For instance, workers are now giving fruit wedges or slices instead of the popular but less eaten whole fruit.

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Urban, rural divide seen in finance council decisions on school aid

The State Finance Council approved millions in additional aid to schools — but gave larger, more urban districts less than Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration had recommended. More rural districts sought funds for declining property values while urban districts wanted aid for increased enrollment.

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Would fewer high schools lead to more advanced courses?

More Advanced Placement options for Indianapolis Public Schools students is one possible advantage to changing the way high schools are arranged, especially if it results in more students in grades 9 to 12 grouped together on fewer campuses.

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Schools in Baltimore suburbs address growth in minority enrollment

Across Baltimore's suburbs, school districts are hiring more translators, updating policies and taking other steps to address the demographic shift that includes an influx of Hispanic and Asian students.

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Ongoing student churn staggers Kansas City schools

Sixteen years ago, the first charter schools opened in Kansas City with the promise of ending a student exodus from the city’s public schools. But state data show that mission has failed, leaving hundreds of students to spiral between district and charter schools in a public education system still losing children.

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Farming programs hitting Hawaii public schools

Farm/garden programs are becoming very popular in public schools. They’re sprouting up on 75 percent of campuses in Hawaii.

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North Carolina district opening school short 100 teachers

The Wake County school system will open traditional-calendar schools today with 100 teaching vacancies and uncertainty about how many teacher assistants will be funded by the state this school year.

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