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 North Carolina Students Hospitalized in Collapse of Canopy
The students, who were attending a band competition in the town of Olin, were injured after a concrete canopy hit by a truck collapsed, emergency medical workers said.

 National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Steps Taken to Test for Lead in Flint?s Water After Change in Source
Facing mounting concerns about lead exposure, state and local authorities on Friday announced a plan to test all drinking water in Flint?s public school system, provide free water filters to residents and expand examinations of the water supply to homes.

 Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, to Step Down in December
A White House official said Mr. Duncan, a member of President Obama?s original cabinet, would be replaced by John B. King Jr., a former commissioner of education in New York State.

 Big City: ?Friends? Has New BFFs: New York Teenagers
The 1990s sitcom is suddenly popular with high school students, drawn by the stress-free life it depicts.

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."

 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.

 Half of teachers in England 'may quit'
More than half of England's teachers are thinking of leaving their jobs in the next two years, a survey for a teaching union suggests.

 Children seek mental health help on web
England's Children's Commissioner says young people are not confident enough to go to a doctor or school nurse for mental health advice.

 Soft skills give public school edge
It is not good grades but a "grounding in soft skills" that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, claims a former public school head.

 Student leader rules out Cage link-up
The president of the National Union of Students has emphatically ruled out working with the controversial advocacy group, Cage.