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A suburban Chicago school district is inserting GPS devices into every student’s backpack so nervous parents can track their whereabouts.

Tracking students with GPS devices
A suburban Chicago school district is inserting GPS devices into every student’s backpack so nervous parents can track their whereabouts. The device lets schools know every time a child boards or disembarks from a school bus. “A little peace of mind helps you get through the day,’’ said Ann O’Brien, a mother of four.  “They can locate a kid and bus in seconds.’’

New dress code spares cheerleaders
School officials in Seminole County, Fla., have agreed to exempt cheerleaders from a countywide ban on short skirts. The new dress code bans all “sexually suggestive’’ clothing, but principals decided to let cheerleaders wear their uniforms to class on game day. “It is tradition that they wear their uniforms,’’ said a spokesman. “Like the players wear their uniform shirts.’’

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