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2 hrs ago | KFVS12

St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

Many superintendents in the St. Louis area say they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the state Legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill that gives school districts the ability to appoint "school safety officers."

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6 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Back to school - even in Texas immigration prison

Karnes City, Texas a In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. On an artificial turf soccer field in the courtyard, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders play a raucous kickball game - ignoring the high walls and surrounding 15-foot gate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Karnes City, TX

9 hrs ago | The Republic

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said. The affected students were largely middle-school aged at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard, a central Illinois city about 25 miles south of Springfield.

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Related Topix: Illinois

11 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall. The ideas, introduced last week as part of Rauner's 26-page education blueprint, did not offer many details.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Winnetka, IL

15 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

New Miss America grew up in Walnut Creek

A former Walnut Creek woman who attended middle and high school in the city has been crowned Miss America while representing New York in the nationally televised pageant Sunday night. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, a 2009 graduate of Las Lomas High School in downtown Walnut Creek, took the crown, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has won the title in Atlantic City, N.J. The top prized earned her the crown and a $50,000 scholarship.

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Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Williams, CA, Pitch Perfect, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Northcrest students get vision tests

The Journal Gazette will again be featuring area teachers in Teacher Honor Roll. Do you have a favorite teacher? Please send us your nominations, including the teacher's name, school, school district and grade/subject taught as well as your name, phone number and reason for your nomination.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Anderson, IN, Huntington University, Huntington, IN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

Pot smell on kindergartner leads police to father

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a federal judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his kindergarten-age daughter came to school with the smell of marijuana on her clothes and told her teacher about her father's homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley ruled there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck 's home last January.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science / Technology

My FOX Chicago

Highland teachers may end strike

The school district and teachers union in southwestern Illinois' Highland School District have reached a tentative agreement after a four-day strike. Superintendent Michael Sutton said the agreement was reached Saturday evening but declined to release details until it was ratified.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

Philly.com

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.

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Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Pennsylvania, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

MassLive.com

Gaza children return to school after war with Israel

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories

WHAS11

Man acquitted in fire to lose teaching credentials

A man who was acquitted in a fatal Kentucky dormitory fire has agreed to surrender his Missouri teaching and administrator licenses after he was accused of lying about his past. The Missouri Board of Education is set to consider the agreement with Jerry Walker Jr. next week.

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Missouri lawmakers push electronic privacy, again

A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. The bill will take effect in October after lawmakers overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill this past week, just barely getting the required two-thirds majority in both chambers.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Privacy

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

Md. school system asks for immunization extension

Anne Arundel Public School officials are requesting a 45-day extension of an immunization deadline for its students. WBAL-TV reports the school district has asked for extra time for its students to be vaccinated.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Press-Telegram

Southern California police armed with military arsenal through program

Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Pasadena, CA

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona dance teacher gets jail for student sex

A volunteer dance teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his Phoenix-area high school students for more than a year has been sentenced to jail. Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old David Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation for two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Gay/Lesbian

News9 Oklahoma City

Ukraine PM says country still in "state of war"

Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could... Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster... Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Military, US Navy, Gay/Lesbian

WJRT

Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Prison, Lima, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

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An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits. A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin

Inside Bay Area

Things to know from California's truancy report

The California attorney general's office released a report Friday documenting truancy in the state. This year, for the first time, the data was broken down by race and income level as well as geography.

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