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Concussions are most likely during practice in high school

Parents worry about a child getting a concussion in the heat of competition, but they also need to be thinking about what happens during practices, a study finds. Around 42 percent of concussions happened during games, with 58 percent during practices for the high school and college football players in the study.

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Capitol budget plans will force classroom cuts, Minn. school leaders warn

School administrators say they'll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don't set aside more money for education funding. The Minnesota Senate's plan would increase per pupil funding by 1 percent in each of the next two years.

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Pennsylvania law: criminal checks for school parents?

A new law is so sweeping school officials are wondering whether a homeroom parent would need to be fingerprinted before passing out cupcakes. The new background-check requirements would apply to a wide array of adults who interact with children: school volunteers, parents, school officials, teachers, coaches, janitors and chaperones.

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Delaware charter schools' five-mile enrollment policy under scrutiny

Charter schools shouldn't be able to give enrollment preference to students who live within five miles of their campus because doing so is leading to resegregation, some lawmakers and advocates argue.

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Lawmakers forward e-school attendance allegations

Ohio state lawmakers said they have referred allegations to authorities that an online charter school failed to dis-enroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

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Proposal to change Maine charter school funding advances

The Maine Legislature’s budget-writing committee gave preliminary approval to a new funding mechanism that is designed to ease the financial strain on traditional public schools whose students flock to a nearby charter school or a virtual charter school.

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Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget

Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues at schools.

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Drop in San Francisco graduation rate shocks officials

School district leaders had expected to see some impact on graduation and dropout rates given the more rigorous, college-prep graduation requirements that began with the class of 2014. Yet the data shows the graduation rate dipping to 57.3 percent for black students, down from 65.5 a year earlier, and to 61.2 percent for Hispanic students from 68.7.

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Alabama superintendents taking stance against ‘raids’ on education dollars

“I remained silent on repealing Common Core and charter school legislation, but it’s time to clearly communicate that we oppose funding items in the Education Trust Fund budget that have nothing to do with education,” Limestone County Superintendent Thomas Sisk said.

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Toledo Public Schools to put nurses in all schools daily

In the fall, there will be 48 nurses employed by the district, ensuring that every school building — from high school to elementary — has a full-time nurse. A local health-care company will donate $600,000 annually over the next three years to help cover the cost of hiring 12 new nurses.

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