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High Mercury Levels Prompt Schools to Can Tuna from Lunches

A coalition of consumer groups is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

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Chicago Students Return to School After Strike

Chicago Public Schools returned to their classrooms Wednesday with pay raises on the horizon after a seven-day strike, but details on how the cash-strapped district would pay for them remained scarce.

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Wins, Losses and Draws in Teacher Strike

It's a "half a loaf" kind of day in Chicago.

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N.Y. Attorney General Settles School Lunch Case for $18M

An $18 million settlement has been reached between New York and a food company that serves 39 school and public lunch programs statewide after an investigation into more than seven years of overcharges, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.

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Rumors of Poisoned Candy in N.C. Schools Run Rampant on Social Media

Two Iredell County principals are having to calm parents after a rumor on Facebook went rampant about lollipops, drugs and hospitalized students.

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Schools in Texas District Take on Bullying Online

A central Texas school district is making an extra effort to stop bullying.

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Philadelphia Promoted Principals in Schools Related to Cheating Suspicions

In 2009, Strawberry Mansion High School appeared to be something of a miracle.

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Santa Clara County's Former Chief Wants to Unload House Onto Taxpayers

Retired county schools Superintendent Charles Weis wants to unload his luxury condo in downtown San Jose -- which has lost about a fifth of its value since its purchase in 2008 -- onto his former employers, potentially costing Santa Clara County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Family Brings New Allegations of Abuse in Lexington (Mass.) Schools

On the heels of recent allegations of abuse by special education staff in Lexington schools, a third Lexington family has come forward alleging their son was not only put in a seclusion room while a first-grader at Fiske Elementary School, but was also physically restrained while a third-grader at the Estabrook School.

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Nashville Parents Explore Trigger Law for Takeover

Dissatisfied parents and elected officials from West Nashville are exploring a never-before-utilized state law that would allow a public school to be converted into a parent-controlled charter school.

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