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N.C. schools now required to have trainer responder at football games

North Carolina schools will have to improve the quality of emergency help on hand when students suffer sports injuries, the State Board of Education determined Thursday.

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Rural Midwest schools struggle to pay for transportation

Superintendents in the rural Midwest say that bringing children to school costs far more than state transportation aid and siphons money that could go to classroom instruction. With some facing declining enrollment, it’s even tougher to cover the expense.

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Compton sued by district over marijuana dispensaries near its schools

Saying the city of Compton has failed to enforce its own marijuana laws, Compton school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools.

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Unconventional Houston high schools offer unique learning options

Many high schools in the Houston area are offering alternative, vocational programs for high school students in order to help prepare young adults for the next step in their education or their career.

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Denver schools take lead in hiring DREAMer teachers

Young immigrants who settled in the United States illegally as children are increasingly becoming teachers through a pilot program that recruits them to teach disadvantaged students.

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Iowa school districts testing WiFi in school buses

Several Iowa school districts have begun pilot projects to install mobile wireless routers in their buses to see if providing on-board WiFi hotspots can help students get their homework completed during the long after-school commutes.

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N.Y. chancellor suggests more autonomy from new evaluations

New York's top education official wants to exempt high-performing districts from the new teacher- and principal-evaluation system that state lawmakers approved this week and give those districts more autonomy.

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Colorado school districts struggling to get more substitute teachers

A steady decrease in the number of available substitute teachers across the state has many school districts getting creative with ways to recruit more temporary teachers, including more frequent interview events, increasing pay and offering substitute positions to student teachers already working in the district.

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Two Kansas school districts to close early because of budgets

The Concordia school district and Twin Valley School District plan to end the academic year early to save money, citing financial pressures caused by reduced state aid for this academic year.

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Compton sued by district over marijuana dispensaries near schools

The California district's school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools. State law prohibits dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of educational institutions, but Compton’s municipal ordinances actually ban marijuana shops.

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