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Controversy plagues school mental health screening

After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness. When the teen's assistant…

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Proposal would disband failing Missouri school districts

The Missouri Board of Education heard a proposal Monday that calls for a drastic departure in how the state addresses failing schools — by disbanding those school districts altogether. The six state board members listened intently as consultants outlined a plan…

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Naytahwaush Charter School celebrates academic jump

WHITE EARTH, Minn. -- In a small, off-the-beaten path White Earth Reservation school, soft echoes of Ojibwe can be heard floating through the hallways, mixing with the muffled teachings of math and children reading.  Although rich in Native American culture,…

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$1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

House-Senate negotiators rolled out a $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday night — a giant package that fills in the blanks of the December budget agreement and promises to restore some order to government funding over the next year.  Under pressure…

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Democrats, some GOP officials back Idaho pre-K

Democratic and some Republican advocates for state-supported preschool Monday intensified their push for a $1.4 million, five-school pilot program they hope will eventually open the door in Idaho to broader pre-kindergarten education. Boise Rep. Hy Kloc, a Democrat, was joined at a press…

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Push for full-day kindergarten grows

In the not too distant past, kindergarten was a place where children learned to color, share and play. But a higher regard for kindergarten is emerging, including a move toward all-day sessions in some states, as a growing body of…

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Chickasaw educator embarked upon unexpected career

BYNG, Okla. – There definitely is something about Merry. Rev. Howard and Mrs. Lorena Baker knew their daughter would be born at Christmastime. When she did arrive, on December 20, 1950, they christened her Merry Carol. While unusual, the name fits her…

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Lousiana schools testing school bus cameras

The Lafayette Parish School System is wrapping up a test of traffic surveillance cameras on three of its buses. The purpose of the cameras is to gather information on the number of motorists who disobey school bus stop signs.

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