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Government rules to phase out unhealthy foods and marketing in schools

New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.

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NSBA partners to distribute 12 Years a Slave to high schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.

A deeper dive into CoSN's 2013 Horizon Report

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.

Should the U.S. send authority for K12 back to states and local boards?

Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.

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Proposal would check backgrounds of all Kansas school employees

State Sen. Greg Smith has proposed adding mandatory fingerprinting and background checks for custodians, cooks and other people who have contact with students.

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Utah district test cameras that catch motorists passing buses

This month Alpine became the first Utah school district to test Gatekeeper Systems cameras, which use infrared light to capture snapshots of license plates as vehicles illegally pass stopped buses.

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Legal action possible following school funding cuts in N.Y.

Two education organizations are conducting a state-wide campaign to visit more than a dozen school districts and gain first-hand knowledge of cuts to programs, staff and resources.

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U.S. court voids Indiana school's short hair rule for boys

A divided federal appeals court said an Indiana school district's policy requiring that boys who want to play interscholastic basketball cut their hair short violated federal equal protection laws.

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Students, say goodbye to snow days – and say hello to school at home

School leaders around the country are tearing up their calendars to cram in more teaching time after extreme numbers of weather cancellations. But a few are trying something different: virtual school days that continue learning while staff and students are stuck at home.

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Houston CFISD bond committee recommends $1.2 billion package

The bond proposal includes $197 million for student growth, $666 million for facility renovations and $72 million for transportation upgrades, $217 million for technology and $55 million for security.

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