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Pennsylvania lags in school breakfasts, report says

Only 45 percent of low-income children who eat lunch at school in Pennsylvania also eat a school breakfast, according to a report released by a national food research group. Pennsylvania's score was several percentage points below the national average.

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Recovery School District expulsions down at mid-year

District charters in New Orleans are on track to cut expulsions by one third in the 2014-15 academic year, and officials say it's due to a new policy that lets administrators counsel students instead of kicking them out.

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Mississippi House approves school attendance change

The House passed a bill to change the way attendance is counted for the state's public school funding formula. MAEP funding will be based on enrollment, not average daily attendance. However, if a school's average daily attendance drops below 95 percent, it would have to use daily attendance instead of enrollment.

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N.J. wants more school accountability without more testing, poll says

Residents want more accountability from schools but aren't sure standardized tests are the way to achieve it, according to a new Monmouth University Poll. Among parents, only 58 percent had heard about PARCC, despite growing backlash against the tests in some communities.

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Massachusetts regional school district facing cuts

The Amherst Regional School District has to slice nearly $1 million from its fiscal 2016 budget, which will result in teacher and administrative cuts but would retain programming such as foreign languages.

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'Opt-out’ puts school district teachers in hot water

A groundswell of support for informing parents about the right to allow their child to take a pass on standardized tests is gaining momentum in Philadelphia. Some teachers believe they are fully within their rights to share information from a state-issued handout on testing, which includes opting out of the exam.

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Senate bill in Georgia would help develop future workers

A proposed bill would let high school students earn credit toward a diploma, while at the same time giving them an early start on earning an associate’s degree or certificate in certain fields.

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Virginia passes bill on restraining students

Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill requiring state leaders to set limits on how public schools can restrain or isolate students. It requires the state education board to adopt regulations that follow federal guidelines.

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U.S. reviewing seat belts on school buses

The new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing the government’s longtime opposition to mandating safety belts on school buses and is looking at the issue on commercial buses.

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California bill introduced to ease school residency requirements for live-in workers

A state senator introduced a bill that makes it easier for parents who reside the majority of the workweek at their place of employment to enroll their children in the local school district.

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