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2 students arrested, accused of social media threats at Fla. schools

The students arrested were identified as a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. The incidents came just days after similar online threats were made at another school in Coral Springs, with fights and a fire reported on campus.

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Minneapolis schools settle federal discrimination claim over harassment

The district settled a federal complaint saying that it failed to stop the harassment of black and Somali students at one of its high schools during the 2012-13 school year. The district is required to take action in 13 different areas and submit monitoring reports to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

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Charter company offering full-scale health centers at its Philadelphia schools

Eight schools run by Universal Companies now have a full-scale health center, a hybrid between a school nurse and a doctor's office. The centers are staffed with a full-time medical assistant and a part-time nurse practitioner who can give physical exams, administer immunizations, write prescriptions and treat acute illnesses with parental consent.

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Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith picked to head Utah state schools

A divided state school board has picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial figure criticized by many of his employees but beloved by school reformers.

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Principal of failing Brooklyn school quits, saying city lacks education plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, have distanced themselves aggressively from the approach taken by the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to the city’s worst performing schools, which rested primarily on closing them and replacing them with new, generally smaller ones.

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San Diego-area teacher strike takes over schools' HQ

As a teachers strike entered its third day, angry parents supporting the instructors took over the San Ysidro School District’s headquarters Friday morning demanding to speak with the administration. District officials were behind closed doors all day, talking with the teachers union.

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Columbus Day at Portland schools is also Indigenous People's Day

This year, in addition to celebrating the Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic in 1492, students in Portland Public Schools will honor the indigenous people who lived in the Americas long before “Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

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W. Va. county regains control of its school system

West Virginia's Board of Education granted local control back to the Grant County school system. Five years ago, the state board stepped in when a report cited serious deficiencies within the school system including a break down in leadership, a lack of AP and honors classes as well as individual schools failing to meet Adequate Yearly Progress five years in a row.

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Texas school districts respond to Ebola death

Texas' Dallas ISD, which serves the five students who may have come into direct contact with the first Ebola patient on American soil prior to his hospitalization, have also been responding with Ebola fever scanners in five Dallas ISD campuses to monitor student temperatures. Another Texas district, Midland ISD, has also put a plan in place to minimize its Ebola risk.

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N.C. school says Bible classes will resume during assessment

After a push to end Bible classes in area elementary schools, Rowan-Salisbury School System leaders said the classes will go on as normal while they assess whether the school is in line with the Constitution. The Freedom from Religion Foundation wants the district to stop teaching the Bible, saying schools are for secular education.

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