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Is Georgia on national Democrats' minds?

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Nashville bans schools from online fundraising

by Shalina Chatlani Apr 10, 2019
In Nashville, the school district has put a ban on online fundraising for classrooms.
Despite teachers' continued reliance on crowdfunding sites, Nashville has decided to put an and to the practice in their schools.
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Full-time school nurses in short supply

by Robbie Feinberg Mar 11, 2019
According to a recent study, fewer than 40 percent of schools employ a full-time nurse.
Nurse Maxine Pare inside her office at Etna-Dixmont Elementary School in Etna, Maine.
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DeVos proposes $5B in tax credits for scholarship donations

by Amy Scott Mar 1, 2019
The proposal is controversial.
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Puerto Rico's school system braces for change: closures and charters

by Lizzie O'Leary Apr 26, 2018
Government officials plan to close over 280 public schools, combine resources and introduce charter schools and a private school voucher program to the island.
Second grade teacher Pierette Hidalgo leads students and parents in a chant during a school closing protest at Escuela Elemental John F. Kennedy in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on April 17, 2018. The school is one of 283 schools slated to be close on the island following population declines.
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Now schools want school shooting insurance. Seriously.

by Kimberly Adams and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 23, 2018
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Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students?

by Sarah Tan Mar 12, 2018
Learning platforms that create individualized curriculums for student are a growing industry.
Fifth graders working in a math class at AltSchool Yerba Buena. 
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After Florida school shooting, Congress takes a new look at school safety funding

by Ryan Kailath Feb 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal called for cutting millions in funding to school safety programs like violence prevention and school counselors. Now, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, state and federal officials have called for expanding…

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With low pay, finding qualified early childhood teachers remains a challenge in some areas

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 30, 2017
If the early childhood education system is a food chain, district-run preschool programs in California are the new big fish, gobbling up a lot of the resources – including qualified teachers.
Selma Sanchez, program director of the Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles, oversees ten child care centers. When the majority of staff at this Canoga Park center left for other jobs, she stepped in to pick up the slack.
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Schools have become the latest target of cyberattacks

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Oct 13, 2017
A hacking organization shut down a Montana school district for three days following threats of violence and a demand for bitcoin.
A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack.
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Deportations trouble Texas schools

by Joy Díaz Oct 13, 2017
Public schools stand to lose about $8,000 per child, but they don't know how many students are unauthorized.
Ricardo Sánchez Carrillo with the Department of Bilingual Education in Michoacán, México.
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