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Schools Teaching Students To Fight Back Against Germs

With flu season right around the corner, North Texas schools are teaching students to fight back against germs. But some researchers say one weapon – hand sanitizer – may not be as powerful as many people think.

CBS 11–09/10/2014

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Taxpayers Still Paying Bills For Former FWISD Superintendent

If you live in the Fort Worth school district, you’re still paying for the former superintendent’s car and cell phone bill.

09/10/2014

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History Books Becoming Next Fight In Texas Schools

The next ideological fight over new textbooks for Texas classrooms intensified Wednesday with critics lambasting history lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

09/10/2014

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Schools Taking Special Measures & Brace For Enterovirus 68

Kindergartners at Independence Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District are learning a valuable lesson. Their special education comes as North Texas braces for Enterovirus 68.

CBS 11–09/09/2014

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Texas Ag Commish Upset Over School’s Meat-Free Monday Program

An Austin area school district has launched a ‘Meatless Monday’ pilot program, and the Texas Agriculture Commissioner isn’t happy about it.

09/09/2014

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College Savings On The Rise As Plans Average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn’t enough to cover one year at a four-year public university.

09/09/2014

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School Cell Phone Tower Proposal Shot Down By Parents

Parents at one DISD school squashed a plan to put a cell phone tower on top of the building. It’s not a novel idea for the district; DISD has 17 active contracts for service providers to install equipment on property.

CBS 11–09/08/2014

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Southlake Police Arrest Ex-Student For Alleged Threats

The Southlake Department of Public Safety said a former Carroll Independent School District student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sending threatening messages via social media to a current student at Carroll Senior High School.

09/02/2014

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“Back To Basics” For Dallas Students In One-Room Schoolhouse

No computers, no tablets, and no electronics of any kind for students attending a one-room schoolhouse in far North Dallas.

09/02/2014

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Updated UT License Plates Now On Sale

Fans of the University of Texas have a new-look way to show their school spirit while on the road.

09/02/2014

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Kids Hurt In Waxahachie ISD Bus Crash

A bus from the Waxahachie ISD was involved in a rollover crash on Tuesday morning. The bus was carrying students at the time, and several of them reported injuries.

09/02/2014

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Kimball High School Mourns Crash Victims

Students at Kimball High School in Dallas are heading back to campus on Tuesday without three classmates. They were among the six victims in a deadly single-car crash over the Labor Day weekend.

09/02/2014