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Mass. Gov. Patrick signs next steps in anti-bullying legislation

Governor Deval Patrick has signed H. 3909, “An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools.”  The legislation requires school districts, charter schools, approved private-day schools, residential schools and collaborative schools to develop bullying prevention plans that will ensure they remain safe…

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D.C. schools try to tackle truancy

Educators and administrators are examining ways to address truancy and persistent absenteeism. Last school year, about 15,000 D.C. Public Schools students — 32 percent of all students in pre-kindergarten through high school — missed more than 10 days of classes without…

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Anti-bullying bill clears Iowa House committee

A scaled-back anti-bullying bill made it through a House committee Thursday and is headed to the full House for a vote. The committee struck controversial language that specifically gave school officials the authority to investigate reports of off-campus bullying incidents.

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Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America?

For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment, vellum or paper and create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence, as faded the…

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