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11/18/2014

11/18/2014

When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. For the small percentage of kids who did attend schools that revamped nutrition before the federally mandated USDA guidelines in 2010, researchers saw positive trends for obesity rates, suggesting wider execution really could lead to better health for students.

11/18/2014

Indianapolis Public Schools has a shot at recovering some of its most struggling schools from state intervention. State officials are asking the district to pitch its plan for a “transformation zone” to initiate district-led turnaround supports for its lower-performing schools, instead of having outside companies step in.

11/18/2014

A plan to put cameras on all North Carolina school buses as a way to catch people who pass buses with their stoparms extended was endorsed by a subcommittee of the Child Fatality Task Force.

11/18/2014

Boston school officials funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to a nonprofit foundation, essentially creating a slush fund to pay for holiday parties, first-class plane tickets, and even moving expenses for a departing employee, according to an investigation by a city watchdog agency.

11/18/2014

The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a charter school's bid to open a second location in a closed Catholic school, citing concerns about the separation of church and state.

11/17/2014

11/17/2014

More than 21 percent of families lack health insurance, more than a three percentage point increase from last year. Yet every day, more than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school in a district with no nurse.

11/17/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the second round of the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School partnership awards, known as P-TECH.

11/17/2014

Teachers may leave for larger districts, but it was usually because the school they left for was their hometown school.

11/17/2014

An unannounced “active shooter drill” at a Florida middle school left teachers and students frightened and confused, and has angered parents who say police and administrators terrified their children.

11/17/2014

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation released a final report on the successes, challenges and lessons of a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant awarded to the Poughkeepsie City School District for a two and-a-half year period, from December 2012 through May.

11/17/2014

Ohio State University’s new athletic-training and medical-services agreement with Upper Arlington schools is upping the ante in the bidding war among central Ohio’s hospital systems, which are seeking greater access to high-school athletes and their families.

11/17/2014

In a change educators say will allow them to better measure student learning, the Selah School District is replacing traditional letter grades with a four-point number system at some of its schools.

11/14/2014

11/14/2014

LGBT high school students in Maryland constantly hear derogatory remarks and are often verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates, according to a 2013 survey of LGBT secondary students. Fewer than half report the abuse.

11/14/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission approved Maine Virtual Academy, the state’s second virtual charter school. The school, which will contract with K12 Inc., will enable students to take courses online and communicate with teachers through email, phone calls and online meetings.

11/14/2014

An Iowa student's refusal to be weighed sparked a weight-related debate and prompted the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.

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