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Mississippi schools tackle the problem of hungry students

Nearly a third of all children in Mississippi are food insecure, according to a report by Feeding America. Teachers, administrators and staffers sometimes have to step in to make sure students get the food they need.

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Ann Arbor school board to consider changing high school start times

Sleep-deprived Ann Arbor teens who dread waking up by 7 a.m. or earlier for school each weekday could have reason to rejoice next year. Ann Arbor school officials are considering a later start for high schools.

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Concussion suit could spell end of football at some Illinois high schools

High school football could cease to exist in some towns if a concussion lawsuit filed against the Illinois High School Association succeeds, officials with the organization said Friday.

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More parents think Cleveland schools are getting worse than improving, school choice survey says

Of the eight large cities surveyed, only Philadelphia parents had a lower opinion of school progress than Cleveland parents, with even Detroit residents more likely to believe schools there are improving than here.

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Philly students stage 'die-in' protests at school

Students at 3 Philadelphia high schools staged what have become known as "die-ins" to protest the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City.

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Florida district to revamp schools in competition for students

The growing number of charter schools — which are attracting more and more students — is prompting the Broward school district to get creative. The district is adding more innovative programs to its ranks to better compete.

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Largest school districts restrain students but do not report

All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren't following through with reporting incidences, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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Washington tops nation again in new board-certified teachers

For the second consecutive year, Washington has the largest group of new national board certified teachers, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved their certification this year, which nearly doubles last year’s first-place ranking of 516.

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Omaha School District using fingerprint-scan system for lunches

Students at Nebraska's Westside High School are using biometric fingerprinting scanners to purchase their lunches to keep others from using another’s account through a registered verification system. The software was installed to improve student account security, eliminate errors and eliminate student ID cards.

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Teachers go door-knocking in Nashville

Canvassing for potential students — and honing a front-porch pitch — are standard for charter schools. But for traditional public school leaders, it's unfamiliar territory. Still, it may quickly become an expectation as urban districts around the country grapple with destabilization related, at least in part, to the growth of charter schools.

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