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Central Pa. school reconsiders warning to stand for national anthem
MANHEIM, Pa. — Officials at a central Pennsylvania high school are revising an announcement that tells people to stand for the national anthem and warns they will be kicked out if they don’t show proper respect.
10 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | San Francisco 49ers High school The Star-Spangled Banner Pennsylvania Education in the United States United States Lancaster County Pennsylvania The Script
MSU football recruit recalls journey from war-torn Iraq
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football National Football League Educational years
Britain's May tackles education, appeals to Brexit voters
LONDON (Reuters) - Setting her sights on making Britain "the world's great meritocracy", Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled reforms to widen opportunity in schools on Friday in an appeal to "frustrated" Britons who voted to leave the EU.
18 points by Reuters | School United Kingdom Conservatism Thomson Reuters Reuters High school Grammar school Education
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3 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta Fulton County Georgia DeKalb County Georgia High school News Atlanta metropolitan area Gwinnett County Georgia Georgia
Khaleefah's journey: From Iraqi refugee to Dearborn to MSU football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football Michigan State University Educational years
View photos submitted for Best High School Marching Band contest; send yours from tonight's game
Check out some of the photos that have been submitted by readers as part of a nomination for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest. CLEVELAND, Ohio - As nominations for cleveland.com's Best High School Marching Band contest continue to come in, so do the photos and videos. More than 100 parents, students, faculty, alumni and community members have shared a glimpse of their favorite marching band in Greater Cleveland. Dozens of area schools have been nominated for inclusion in the contest. Click through the gallery above to see some of the many photos we've received as part of nominations. And while you're out at a football game this week or next week, send your nomination along with a picture and/or video to [email protected] or use the comments section below. Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Be sure to include a short description on what makes the band so great, memorable moments and why it should be chosen to be included in the contest. We welcome pictures and/or videos of the band in action to help us decide if the band should advance to the first round of online voting. Or send a link to the band's Twitter page or links to Tweets or other social media posts we should check out. The only limitation is the high school must be located within our seven-county coverage area, which consists of Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Portage counties. Best Band contest dates: Here is a rundown on how the Best High School Marching Band contest will work. Now-Sept. 19: Nominations accepted from schools, bands, students, parents, fans -- you name it. Sept. 22-28: The bands that have been selected for the first round of the contest will be announced and the opening round of online voting will be held to determine the eight finalists. Voting totals in this round will also determine the eight seeds for the remainder of the contest. Sept. 29-Oct. 5: Voting in the quarterfinals round. Oct. 6-12: Voting in the semifinals round. Oct. 13-20: Voting in the final round to determine the winner of Greater Cleveland's Best High School Marching Band contest.
20 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Cuyahoga County Ohio The Band Remainder Candidate Greater Cleveland Nomination Education
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise

21 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying New Jersey High school Defamation Human rights Obscenity Civil and political rights
Trial set for substitute teacher charged in student sex case
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A November trial has been scheduled for a substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student. Court records say Mary Haglin pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. She's charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. Authorities say she had a sexual ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Teacher High school Education English-language films School Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Court
Vegas students tested, held 17 hours at school for possible mercury contamination
Amy R. ConnollyLAS VEGAS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas was closed for a second day after hundreds of students were screened for possible mercury contamination.
3 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst High school Walter Cronkite
Clark County School District reorganization up for last vote
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lawmakers are expected to vote on regulations that would shift the balance of power in the Clark County School District. The 12 members of the Legislative Commission are set to decide Friday whether to adopt regulations that would reorganize the nation's fifth largest school district. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | High school
This San Diego teen was named a national student poet and read a poem at the White House
The papers in her hand crackling, Maya Salameh stepped behind a microphone in the White House State Dining Room on Thursday afternoon and read: "I speak to you / terrorists, skyjackers, lifejackers / and otherwise-flavored peddlers / of sacred hearsay," she began. The 16-year-old from San Diego...
686 points by Los Angeles Times | White House Michelle Obama Poetry Barack Obama First Lady of the United States High school President of the United States Bill Clinton
Councilor blasts BPS sneaks
Suburban families are illicitly sneaking their kids into Boston’s elite public exam schools and its free, nationally recognized pre-K program, a city councilor charged yesterday, vowing a crackdown.
195 points by Boston Herald | High school United States City council Kindergarten Resident Councillor City Education
New school year brings familiar challenges
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang welcomed nearly 57,000 Boston Public Schools students back to school for the start of a new year that will likely test leaders’ commitment to addressing racial disparities, see proposals for potential building closures and include negotiations for a new teacher union’s contract.“We are addressing some of the challenges we had last year and we really want to stay on top of those,” said Walsh, who spent yesterday visiting schools.
1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Boston Latin School Boston Public Schools Teacher Education Massachusetts High school Boston Latin Academy
School districts in central Maryland had slightly higher than average rates of absenteeism
Nearly all the counties in central Maryland had slightly higher than average percentages of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report. And in Baltimore more than a third of students missed enough days to endanger their long-term academic...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | High school Maryland Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Johns Hopkins Hospital Anne Arundel County Maryland Secondary school Johns Hopkins
Parents voice concerns after mercury found at Vegas school
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerned parents directed sometimes angry questions at school and federal officials after the discovery of a small amount of mercury prompted officials to keep more than a thousand students for up to 17 hours at a…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | High school Middle school College Secondary school Three-tier education
Philly Clout: Rick Mariano — now with ponytail — returns to Council chambers
RICK MARIANO - you know, former city councilman, did about five years in the clink for bribery, tried his hand at stand-up comedy, learned Krav Maga, says whatever he damn well pleases these days - made a surprise visit to City Council's chambers on Thursday for its first session back from summer vacation.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | City council High school Councillor Philadelphia Charter school Federal Bureau of Investigation Ed Pawlowski Public school
California high school football players surprise cheerleader battling leukemia

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Leukemia High school football High school Chemotherapy Cancer Targeted therapy Football High School Musical
Football: St. Francis is 2-0 after 35-0 win over Pasadena
There were a number of individual standouts on Thursday night in St. Francis' 35-0 win over Pasadena. Receiver Daniel Scott, a point guard for the basketball team, showed off his moves and versatility with a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter in which he caused two Pasadena...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | American football Basketball High school End zone Point guard American football positions Imperial units Canadian football
Everything ITT students need to know now that the for-profit school has closed
The abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes on Tuesday left 35,000 students without degrees that many took on debt to complete. None of the options available to those students are simple and each comes with its own set of drawbacks.
5 points by The Denver Post | Debt School Vocational education High school Higher education Secondary education Vocational school Loan
School Board votes to support state mandate for parental opt-in for sex ed classes
The Clark County School Board late Thursday voted to support the Nevada Legislature’s mandate that parents grant permission before their children participate in sex education courses.
273 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Teenage pregnancy High school Sex education Education Birth control Condom Marriage Human sexual behavior
Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Voter turnout University College High school Voter registration Elections Voting Plurality voting system
Perryville teen plays volleyball despite leg amputation
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Dru Hemmann is one tough cookie. Since an ATV accident in May led to her left leg being amputated above the knee, the 14-year-old Perryville High School freshman has bulldozed her way through 12 surgical procedures and, now, an ill-fitting prosthetic device her mother expects to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | High school Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital Amputation Prosthesis John J. Glennon St. Louis Missouri Saint Louis University School of Medicine Injury
More districts experimenting with four-day school week
JASPER, Mo. (AP) - Faced with a tight budget, the Jasper School District made cuts. Summer school and pre-kindergarten programs were discontinued. When a Spanish teacher left the district, her class was replaced with online coursework. Now Jasper is trying another experiment to save money: No school on Mondays. Starting ...
20 points by The Washington Times | High school School Education Teacher School district Superintendent
Officials: Student wounded at Utah high school
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a shooting at a suburban Salt Lake City high school has left a student wounded.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah Great Salt Lake High school Salt Lake City International Airport Wasatch Front Thomas Kearns Salt Lake City Utah
Kids of 9/11 draw inspiration from tragedy
As the 15th anniversary of the attacks approaches, their 9/11 legacy is now theirs to shape        
-1 points by The Detroit News | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Professional wrestling Mother Father High school Al-Qaeda The Pentagon
Angry parents pepper officials at town hall meeting with questions about mercury contamination
The meeting, originally planned as a forum for parents to ask questions of school district, police and EPA officials, turned into a free-for-all, with parents shouting questions at the officials.
430 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Mercury United States Environmental Protection Agency Middle school Secondary school Mercury poisoning College Three-tier education
Trump touts school choice in Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rolled out his $20 billion plan for “school choice” in an appearance at a charter school in a predominantly black area on Cleveland’s east side.
37 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Charter school George W. Bush Iraq War High school Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Public school
Montour board votes to close Ingram Community Resource Center
The Ingram Community Resource Center has been closed by the Montour School District because of a lack of participation by users.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school Montour School District High School Musical Montour High School School terminology Middle school Ingram Pennsylvania School district
Bus trips off to rocky start for North Hills schools
North Hills School District administrators described it as the “perfect storm.”
43 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bus Public transport Road High school Minibus Bus stop Bus transport School bus
Moon Area reopens Hyde as an elementary school
A majority of parents escorting their children to R. Hyde Elementary on Moon Area’s first day of classes last week said they were excited, even overjoyed, that the school once again was housing grades K-4.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Primary school Middle school High school Primary education Teacher Elementary school
Schools stock EpiPens as number of students needing them increases
Recent news coverage of the dramatic increase in the price of an EpiPen has also brought attention to how widespread the use of the anti-allergy device is among children.
57 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Allergy High school Asthma Food allergy Allergology Eczema Teacher Anaphylaxis
Program offers those with disabilities an education through college
For Mary Jane Conroy and Maria Rajakovich, being included has meant everything. 
1610 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Allegheny County Pennsylvania Education Pittsburgh Special education High school College Higher education Resource room
Judge locks up 4 more principals in DPS scandal
One by one, the convicted principals pleaded for mercy, insisting they lived for their students and had suffered enough already.        
1149 points by Detroit Free Press | Plea Arraignment Alford plea Pleas Middle school Elementary school High school Prison
UCLA Report: Bruins must beware this running Rebel
Just what UCLA needed. Another running quarterback to worry about. Every time Nevada Las Vegas’ Johnny Stanton dashes across the Rose Bowl field Saturday evening, the Bruins might be reminded of the pain inflicted by Trevor Knight, the Texas A&M quarterback whose touchdown run on an option read...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | American football High school Orange County California Inch BCS National Championship Game Rose Bowl Game Pasadena California Quarterback
News Analysis: Crux of Connecticut Judge’s Grim Ruling: Schools Are Broken
A decision that threw out the state’s education financing system as unconstitutional spoke to a larger nationwide truth.
2061 points by The New York Times | High school School Education College Teacher United States Connecticut U.S. state
California's schools won't be judged only by their test scores, school board votes
California is officially done with telling parents that schools are only as good as their test scores. The state Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rate schools using an evaluation that includes many more factors — among them academics, graduation rates, college preparedness and the...
303 points by Los Angeles Times | High school College School Education Grammar school Board of directors Evaluation Vocational school
ACLU sues Kansas City school district after young child handcuffed, reports say
The 7-year-old boy was taken to the principal's office in handcuffs, the lawsuit says. KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- The city's school district is being sued for a 2014 incident in which a 7-year-old student was handcuffed by a resource officer after crying and disrupting a teacher's class, reports say. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City on behalf of the student, the Kansas City Star reports. The incident reportedly occurred in April 2014 at George Melcher Elementary School. The Associated Press reports the boy was told to change seats but refused because it would place him near a student who had bullied him in the past. The boy, who reportedly has a hearing impediment, began "crying and hollering," attracting the attention of school resource officer Brandon Craddock. The Star reports the lawsuit says the boy began to quiet down when Craddock entered the room. Craddock twice asked the boy to step outside into the hallway. The lawsuit states the boy became "frightened" when he went into the hallway and again began crying while trying to walk away from Craddock. According to the lawsuit, "Instead of stopping or employing any de-escalation techniques, Defendant Craddock twisted (the boy's) arms and handcuffed ... his arms behind his back, and then led him to the front office in handcuffs."  The boy was less than 4 feet tall and weighed less than 50 pounds at the time of the incident, the lawsuit says. He reportedly sat in the office handcuffed for as long as 15 minutes. The school district, Craddock and Principal Anne Wallace have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. It seeks an unspecified amount for damages and lawyers' fees. The boy's mother removed him from the school and home-schooled him for two years, reports say. The boy, now 9, returned to public schools this year.
30 points by The Plain Dealer | Civil liberties Plaintiff Kansas Kansas City Missouri High school Education
9/11 commemoration at New Jersey high school features the flags of victims
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, students at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, will install, for the second consecutive year, 2,977 flags on the school's front lawn — one for each person who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The flags will ...
381 points by The Washington Times | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan High school 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda Victim Empire State Building
Star 94.1’s Jenn Hobby’s 11-month-old daughter now in chemotherapy at CHOA

329 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Cancer Chemotherapy Dunwoody Georgia Oncology High school A Little Bit Figure It Out Justin Bieber
Denver LB Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina ...
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States The Star-Spangled Banner U.S. state Olympic Games Flag of the United States North Carolina High school Cold War
Man shot by deputy after high-speed chase in central Georgia
BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted on aggravated stalking charges was shot by a deputy after a high-speed chase near a high school in central Georgia. Lamar County Sheriff Brad White tells local news media that Tyler Pitts was wounded Thursday after a shootout with deputies. Police ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Police Federal Bureau of Investigation Lamar County Georgia High school Sheriff Constable Law enforcement agency
Dearborn’s Mustafa Khaleefah a quick study in football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU.        
807 points by Detroit Free Press | American football Super Bowl High school Play from scrimmage Play Football Michigan State University Educational years
Breaking ground: 'Joyous day' as work begins for Norridge Marketplace
Norridge Village President James Chmura was grinning Thursday as he held a silver ceremonial shovel. He had just executed a polite toss of dirt in front of the movie theater building during a groundbreaking event for the new Norridge Marketplace on Harlem Avenue. "This is something we have been...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | High school AMC Theatres Star Wars Real estate New York City Village Manhattan Movie theater
The Latest: Friday classes canceled after school shooting
ALPINE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting inside a high school in West Texas (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sul Ross State University Alpine Texas Injuries High school Brewster County Texas Wound Injury Coroner
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote this month on whether they want to strike as contract talks with Chicago Public Schools ramp up again.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | High school Credit rating Credit rating agency School Teacher Chicago Education
State school board to vote on Fayette County consolidation
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Board of Education is set to vote this week on a consolidation plan for Fayette County's public school system and a policy waiver that would again stop the requirement that teachers be evaluated based on their students' standardized test scores. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | High school Standardized test Charleston West Virginia West Virginia Public school Test State school Education
3 Ivy League schools top U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Ivy League gets top spots in U.S. college rankings
Yale retains hold on the top spot in new rankings from College Factual.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of American Universities Ranking Cornell University Debt Ivy League High school University
Teen girl dead after shooting another at Texas high school, police say
Amy R. Connolly and Doug G. WareALPINE, Texas, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A teenage girl took a gun to a rural high school in west Texas on Thursday and shot another girl before shooting herself, authorities said.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Walter Cronkite High school Hearst Castle
Police seek man suspected of exposing himself in school lot
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police are looking for a man they believe exposed himself to three Millard North High School students in separate incidents. Police say that all of the incidents happened Wednesday afternoon. One teen told police she was in the school's parking lot around 4:30 p.m. when ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films High school Adolescence Truck The Driver The Washington Times North High School Parking lot