Dismissal of school bell changes environment at Calif. high school

A California high school has joined a small number of others across the country in abandoning the traditional school bell. The school models its campus after a university setting -- requiring students to keep track of their own schedules. Principal Ken Wagner says students have risen to the challenge, actually making class transitions more efficient, and the absence of a school bell sounding dozens of times each day has helped contribute to a calm environment on campus.

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