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Bullying Top Concern for Va. Public School Students

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A survey released by Virginia's public schools this week showed that bullying was the number one concern for students at all grade levels in the state in 2010.
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A survey released by Virginia's public schools this week showed that bullying was the number one concern for students at all grade levels in the state in 2010.

Among the 737 elementary, middle and high schools that gave students anonymous safety surveys, bullying emerged as students' main concern at all grade levels.

The Virginia School Safety Survey also found that 89 percent of schools employ automated electronic-alert systems to notify families about school emergencies.

A large majority of schools, 87 percent, also reported that aside from the main doors, all exterior entrances to their buildings are locked during school hours.

State law requires an annual audit of school safety issues. The information helps shape safety practices, threat assessment and prevention policies.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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