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Grant promotes local food in Kansas schools

Eight Kansas school districts will benefit from a federal grant announced Tuesday to increase access to locally produced foods in school cafeterias.

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Is it better to have a great teacher or a small class?

A new report suggests that students are better off in a larger class taught by an excellent instructor.

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Is New York's charter school era waning?

With Bill de Blasio’s incoming administration talking about capping the number of new charter schools, the city's pro-charter era could be ending.

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Layoffs at New Jersey schools prompt outcries from community, union

Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.

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Philly schools seek public input on how to navigate dire straits

Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.

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Oakland charter school battle rages

The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters.

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Obama launches competition to revamp high schools

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

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Colleges could take over schools in New York City

A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.

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ASCD Releases Official 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Educators

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has rounded up 10 high-impact professional learning resources for this year's holiday guide.

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