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Five Monterey school districts earmarked for Dashboard support

SALINAS >> Five school districts in Monterey County were identified by the California Department of Education as needing extra help according to criteria established by the California School Dashboard. Salinas City Elementary, Salinas Unio...

Top education officials unveil latest school “dashboard”

MONTEREY >> Finding out how your child’s school was doing used to be as simple as looking up its Academic Performance Index. No more. Now, if you want to get the full picture, you’ll have to navigate between four sheets, seve...

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    St. Norbert women's basketball team benched for 10 games

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    FBI says it investigated New Mexico school shooter last year about online comments; he said he had no plans for attack

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    Oklahoma school: 'Hazing' report led to sex assault case

    BIXBY, Okla. (AP) � Officials at an Oklahoma high school accused of failing to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates started their investigation after hearing of "an alleged hazing incident," and...

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    Schools violate safety rules enacted after Newtown massacre

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    MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) � The stench of bat feces has forced a New Hampshire elementary school to close eight classrooms and work on repairs.Nashua's The Telegraph newspaper reports a teacher first noticed the odor around Nov. 21 at the James...

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    6 students at NY state college arrested in hazing probe

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