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2 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Washoe County offers school leader $25k settlement

The Washoe County School Board has voted to offer School Superintendent Pedro Martinez $25,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed in the wake of his sudden firing and subsequent rehiring last month.

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Related Topix: Washoe County, NV

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Education Week

Illinois high schools reworking exam schedules

High schools in the Chicago suburbs are moving up final exams to before winter break to increase efficiency for teachers and students.

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Related Topix: Elgin, IL, Carpentersville, IL

CBS Atlanta

Even normal-weight teens can have dangerous eating disorders

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.

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Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, WII, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Family, Teenagers

The Miami Herald

'Bachelor' contestant returns to teach third grade

A Wilkes-Barre teacher who appeared in two reality TV dating shows during the last school year has returned to the district and is teaching third-graders.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cybercast News Service

Colorado's anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign hits snag

A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat."

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Related Topix: Marijuana

NewsCenter 25

Saginaw teachers agree to pay cut to reduce costs

Teachers in Saginaw's public school district have agreed to take an additional 6 percent rollback in pay for the next two years.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Autos

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Colorado school districts have more financial issues, audit reports

Brown International Academy teacher Jenny Kaplan reads "First Grade, Here I Come!" to Gretchen Lindner, right, and Maya Cruz, and the rest of their first grade class as they gather for their morning circle time.

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Related Topix: Colorado

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Some school bus routes go unmanned in Boston

School officials in Boston say they can't guarantee transportation for all students a day after school buses didn't complete more than a dozen routes for morning pick-up.

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Daily Press & Argus

New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with...

New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with allergies New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with allergies Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/08/25/new-laws-require-schools-to-have-epipens-to-help-kids-with-allergies/14560533/ Michigan schools ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine

Philly.com

Lawyer says Pennsylvania school guard 'hero' fired for being too old

A 70-year-old security guard, wounded in April while helping subdue a student on a stabbing spree at Pennsylvania high school, was fired with no good reason just before the beginning of the new school year, his lawyer said on Monday.

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NewsOK.com

Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Science, Computer Science, Computers

Whittier Daily News

Changes coming for California public schools: Thomas Elias

For many years, it was valid to urge that students take a good look around as they entered high school in the fall - because more than one-third of their opening-day classmates would probably drop out before Graduation Day four years later.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a new policy statement, say delaying the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in middle and high schools is "an Docs urge delayed school start times for teens Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, University of Minnesota

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Austin seeks crossing guards for area schools

Austin is soliciting help from area school districts to fill 50 crossing guard positions at some intersections that are unmanned as students return Monday.

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Journal Gazette

Summer vacation researching lakes

Steve Park, a seventh grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fort Wayne, IN, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News

Pediatricians' Rx for Schools: Later Start Times

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Standardized Testing, Education

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas DPS reminds drivers to watch for children as school starts

With classes starting Monday for the Lubbock Independent School District and surrounding cities, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or school buses.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

The Wichita Eagle

Students skip vaccines under religious exemption

Bonnie Sorenson with the Southern Nevada Health District says hundreds of children have been showing up at clinics ahead of Monday's first day of class in the Clark County School District.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD District Can't Fix School Lunch Accounts

A school district in western South Dakota hasn't been able to find a solution for students who have fallen behind on their meal-money payments.

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Related Topix: Rapid City, SD, Mitchell, SD

NewsOK.com

Student assistance group to help with books

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has announced a new $50,000 program to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

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