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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 27:  December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. An instructor at a class teaching users about concealed-carry weapons. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Gun Carry Rights Expanded In Georgia Under New Law

Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

04/23/2014

Schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students. (Getty Images)

Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

Chula Vista school district among schools working to calculate BMI for students.

03/29/2014

The case that goes to trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court is the latest battle in a growing nationwide challenge to union-backed protections for teachers in an effort to hold them more accountable for their work.  (Getty Images)

Common Core Initiative Spawns Widespread Political Fights

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

03/24/2014

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Calif. Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights Law

With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

12/26/2013

State Capitol

UPDATED: Group Sues California Over New Transgender Law

Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum.

12/20/2013

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School District Approves New Policy Protecting Transgender Students

The reforms are among the first of their kind in the state. In front of a crowd of mostly supporters, the school board spelled out how it will respond to the needs of transgender students.

12/20/2013

Michelle

South Sacramento Intersection Getting Needed Improvements After Teenager’s Death

Michele, on her way home from West Campus High, was struck and killed in a crosswalk at 58th Street and Fruitridge Road in early 2012. A drive didn’t notice she had started to cross.

09/10/2013

Free lunch

Free School Lunches End Up In Trash At Florin High

This year, Florin High is having every family fill out an application to see how many qualify for free lunch. But without even knowing that number, every student is eating for free.

09/05/2013

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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Non-Nurse Trained School Employees Can Administer Insulin

Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

08/12/2013

School closure lawsuit

Families File Lawsuit To Prevent Sacramento School Closures

A group filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit saying their schools were unfairly targeted for closure because of the socioeconomic status of the students and families.

06/11/2013

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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UPDATE: Power Outages Forced 3 Placerville-Area Schools To Cancel Classes

A downed tree branch is being blamed for a power outage that forced three Placerville-area schools to close for the day, according to school district officials.

04/23/2012

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