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10/1/2013

10/1/2013

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

10/1/2013

With a shutdown of the federal government appearing imminent, the U.S. Department of Education is warning that a delay of more than a week could "severely curtail" funding to schools.

10/1/2013

California must act to reduce rampant truancy that saw an estimated 1 million elementary students absent in the last school year and may cost the state billions of dollars through increased crime and poverty, according to state attorney general's office.

10/1/2013

Some school officials in Gainesville want to arm their school resource officers with assault rifles, in addition to the sidearms they currently carry. Officials say the rifles would be stored in a safe for emergencies only.

10/1/2013

Strapped school district budgets, caused by dwindling state and federal dollars, are forcing parents to dig deeper into their pockets as more school systems in Colorado and across the country turn to student fees to maintain services and programs.

10/1/2013

Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

10/1/2013

The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

With days to spare before a new state budget begins, the Republican-led state House approved a resolution that would lift a “pause” on new national math and reading standards that have become contentious since their adoption by the state education board three years ago.

9/30/2013

Thanks to an effort to expand the school day, students at a number of schools have seen their daily schedules stretch to eight hours, with extra time built in for academics along with enrichment activities such as kickboxing and dancing.

9/30/2013

Florida’s new ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday, tagging violators with a $30 first-offense fine. And while texting while behind the wheel has become ubiquitious, some of the worst offenders tend to be new drivers, which is where the educational efforts about the new law are being concentrated.

9/30/2013

The slim, black 9-millimeter handguns that the school superintendent David Hopkins selected for his teachers here weigh about a pound and slip easily into a pocket. Sixteen people, including the janitor and a kindergarten teacher, wear them to school every day.

9/30/2013

Golden is Oregon's second chief education officer, charged with remaking education from preschool through grad school to dramatically increase how many Oregonians become well-educated. She follows Rudy Crew, who spent only a year in the post and became better known for frequent travel than leaving a lasting impact.

9/30/2013

With the state mired in a child obesity epidemic – and kids not only heavy, but also weak – the message was simple: Find a way to get kids moving more.

9/30/2013

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

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