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Schools make cafeteria connections

More than five years after Congress required schools to serve healthier food, districts are using social media and old-fashioned personal outreach to connect with parents. The goal: persuading them that today’s school meals are nothing like the sometimes unhealthy foods they remember from their own childhoods.

Transgender rights: What administrators need to know

The rights of transgender students in K12 schools became explicitly clear in a directive issued by the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice in May: Schools must let transgender students use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, not what’s listed on birth certificates.

Big leap for literacy in schools

Literacy changes taking hold in schools recognize the subject’s expansion from traditional textbooks to online readings, images and audio. New learning standards ask students to read more closely and write more analytically, meaning teachers must adapt curriculum to get students reading earlier.

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