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Ohio school says Jesus portrait down

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.

04/03/2013

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6 US school districts form food alliance

NEW YORK (AP) — Urban school districts in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas announced Wednesday they are joining forces to coordinate school lunch planning in an attempt to keep costs down while providing healthful food choices.

03/20/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA schools settle 58 teacher lewd acts claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle dozens of legal actions stemming from an abuse case in which a former teacher is charged with lewd acts on children in his classroom over five years.

03/12/2013

A teacher receives firearms training (AP Photo)

SD gov signs into law that teachers can be armed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Friday a measure allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns, the first of its kind since the Connecticut school shooting.

03/08/2013

Calif. schools must set up fee complaint systems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

02/27/2013

Special education class

Calif schools face rising special education costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state report on special education in California has found that school districts are shouldering an increasing share of the cost of educating students with disabilities.

01/03/2013

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Mo. students lose 756 pounds at SC boarding school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dozen Missouri students have lost more than 750 pounds after their school district sent them to a weight-loss program at a South Carolina boarding school.

12/21/2012

OC Bible club sues school district over fee

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Christian youth club is suing an Orange County school district, saying the district’s refusal to allow the group to use facilities free of charge violates its constitutional rights. The American […]

11/19/2012

Chicago students return to class as strike ends

CHICAGO (AP) – At the end of a bitter showdown with striking teachers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago’s longer school day will mean an end to what he described as the “shortchanging” of the city’s […]

09/19/2012

Contract issues in the Chicago teachers strike

(AP) — As Chicago teachers walk the picket lines, their union and the city’s school district resumed negotiating Monday over a new contract that includes bigger salaries, more benefits, revised job security measures and revamped […]

09/10/2012

Parents, students consider options as teachers strike

  CHICAGO (AP) – Parents and students are figuring out their options on the first day of a Chicago teachers’ strike. The district is keeping some schools open, and they’re serving breakfast and lunch, but […]

09/10/2012

Nearly 900 districts to apply for Race to the Top

(AP) – Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Education will distribute in support of local initiatives […]

08/31/2012

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