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Statewide school program aims to prevent suicide

Eight Idaho schools are participating in a statewide pilot project intended to prevent suicides among young people ages 10 to 24. The Idaho Lives Project is a partnership between the state Department of Education and the Suicide Prevention Action Network of…

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L.A. Unified finally hiring teachers again

After an extended period of layoffs and hiring freezes, the Los Angeles Unified School District has resumed bringing on new teachers, while also being more selective about their quality than in the past. The nation's second-largest school system forecasts hiring 1,333 instructors for…

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State: Waiver means end of math ‘double-testing’

Students in the seventh and eighth grades no longer face the prospect of being "double-tested" in mathematics after the U.S. Department of Education approved a state-requested waiver, Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. said Thursday. The federal action means that those…

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For NYC schools head, a focus on middle school

The new leader of the nation's biggest public school system started her job Thursday with storm clouds brewing — the clouds that had a new city administration weighing whether to call a snow day for 1.1 million students. But Carmen Farina had…

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U.S. permanently relaxes rules aimed at healthier school meals

U.S. regulators said on Thursday they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childhood obesity by reining in calories and portion sizes but aroused complaints the policies caused students to go hungry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Massachusetts moves forward with funding for electric school buses

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced several key grants and investments in alternative-fuel vehicles, including the launch of an electric school bus pilot.  According to a spokesperson involved in the Clinton Global Initiative’s Electric School Bus Demonstration, the Commonwealth began the…

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