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Shrewsbury (Mass.) PS Planning for Difficult Financial Year

With school officials anticipating a difficult financial year ahead of them, School Committee members want to meet with other town boards early in the school year to discuss priorities for the district.

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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.

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Trial Resumes Over Suburban Shelby County (Tenn.) Schools

The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.

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High Mercury Levels Prompt Schools to Can Tuna from Lunches

A coalition of consumer groups is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

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Chicago Students Return to School After Strike

Chicago Public Schools returned to their classrooms Wednesday with pay raises on the horizon after a seven-day strike, but details on how the cash-strapped district would pay for them remained scarce.

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Wins, Losses and Draws in Teacher Strike

It's a "half a loaf" kind of day in Chicago.

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N.Y. Attorney General Settles School Lunch Case for $18M

An $18 million settlement has been reached between New York and a food company that serves 39 school and public lunch programs statewide after an investigation into more than seven years of overcharges, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.

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Rumors of Poisoned Candy in N.C. Schools Run Rampant on Social Media

Two Iredell County principals are having to calm parents after a rumor on Facebook went rampant about lollipops, drugs and hospitalized students.

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Schools in Texas District Take on Bullying Online

A central Texas school district is making an extra effort to stop bullying.

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Philadelphia Promoted Principals in Schools Related to Cheating Suspicions

In 2009, Strawberry Mansion High School appeared to be something of a miracle.

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