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Parent input ignored in school closings

Officials who close neighborhood schools in poor, urban areas often ignore parents' input, which only reinforces the "institutionalized racism that plagues U.S. schools," a Michigan State University scholar argues.

May 30, 2013
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Computer glitches derail school tests in three states

School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and determine teachers' pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators' computer systems.

May 01, 2013
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US schoolgirl loses ID locator chip battle (Update)

A federal judge has dismissed a Texas girl's objection to locator chips in student ID badges at a public high school in a case that raises concerns about the erosion of privacy and civil liberties.

Jan 09, 2013
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In Texas schools, a picture's worth 1,000 calories

(AP) -- Smile, schoolchildren. You're on calorie camera. Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a $2 million research project Wednesday that will ...

May 12, 2011
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US court weighs school discipline for Web posts

(AP) -- A U.S. appeals court heard arguments Thursday over whether school officials can discipline students for making lewd, harassing or juvenile Internet postings from off-campus computers.

Jun 03, 2010
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