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Pros and cons of school uniforms from ProCon.org

ProCon.org, a nonpartisan research organization devoted to critical thinking on controversial topics, debuted a new website, http://school-uniforms.procon.org. The resource site delves into the pros and cons of mandatory school uniforms using the latest studies, perspectives and research.

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Breaking the endless education reform cycle

If there’s one thing that can be said with certainty about the education, it is that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Teachers have been alternately seen as saviors of society and “bad guys” who drain precious tax resources while our children fall further behind.

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Drilling down on education data

A new bounty of academic data is guiding teachers as they adjust instruction in the hopes of boosting student achievement. Some districts are connecting “data coaches” with the teachers’ own professional learning communities to ensure this bounty of information fulfills its pedagogical promise.

Kaspersky Lab partners with LifeJourney

Kaspersky Lab announced its partnership with LifeJourney, an online experience that empowers students to test-drive future career opportunities in STEM. Under the partnership, Kaspersky Lab will sponsor a total of 120 schools.

Five districts choose zSpace STEM labs

zSpace, Inc. has signed deals with five new districts for its zSpace 200 immersive learning software. The districts include Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District and Rochester City School District in New York, Ross School District in California, Houston Independent School District in Texas and Woodside Elementary School District in California.

Discovery Education expands agreement with Missouri district

Poplar Bluff Public Schools and Discovery Education expanded their partnership to bring Discovery Education’s digital social studies and science textbooks to the district's junior and high school classrooms.

Kansas City mayor, superintendent ask lawmakers to uphold gun veto

Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked the bill that the Missouri Legislature passed earlier this year to arm some teachers in schools, but it may become law anyway. Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green called for Missouri lawmakers to uphold Nixon's veto when they meet for the fall veto session.

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Parents support strong school food standards, study finds

A majority of parents said they support government school nutrition standards in place, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. The study found 72 percent of parents of school-age children supported strong school nutrition standards while 75 percent think salt should be limited.

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Maryland identifies $3.4 million to improve kids' routes to school

Sidewalks and paths used by elementary and middle school students across Maryland will be upgraded with $3.4 million in federal grant funding. Grants under the program, which are awarded to local jurisdictions annually, are aimed at improving safety for young students who walk or bike to school.

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If only American kids could eat school lunches like they do in France

The standard school lunch for an American child often contains dishes brimming with preservatives and sodium. But for students in France, lunch menus are prepared two months in advance with a nutritionist while cooks prepare the school meals by hand. Another big contribution to French students' healthy disposition is more daily recess.

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