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LA school district offers back-to-basics lunch menu - with a few healthy, exotic twists

So the nation's second-largest school district went back to basics. The district overhauled the menu last year after students turned away from unfamiliar fare. This year's menu will feature enchiladas, lasagna and beef sliders.

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Ps. schools consider ballistic shields in wake of Sandy Hook

Muhlenberg Police Officers believe they have the perfect solution for the district. They’re called ballistic shields. Created by Hardwire LLC and first used by the military in Afghanistan, the shields line doors and walls and can also be used as an erasable writing board that teachers and students can hide behind.

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Portland Public Schools principals offer thoughts on transfer policy to citizens committee

Debate over the district’s transfer policy ramped up during the months-long discussion last fall on how to balance enrollment within the Jefferson High School cluster, where five schools have been closed since 2005.

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Wisc. school district: Crossing guard program is municipal responsibility

State statutes imply crossing guard programs should be the responsibility of the municipalities, according to Monona Grove Superintendent Dan Olson at the July 23 board meeting.

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Same-sex classrooms could be an option at Euclid (Ohio) elementary

Bluestone is interested in having one all-boys classroom, one all-girls classroom, and two co-ed classrooms in the second, third, fourth and fifth grades.

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House passes bill to help put anti-allergy meds in schools

It would also encourage schools to permit trained administrators to administer epinephrine to students believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction and require states to review their liability laws to ensure that administrators have adequate legal protections when they come to the aid of students.

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Illinois judge rules Chicago can close schools

A lawsuit filed by the Chicago Teachers' Union argued that the school district ignored the recommendations of independent officials questioning 10 of the proposed closings.

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Could Christie's education agenda be swept in on his coattails?

Christie has been largely successful in ushering in many elements of his education agenda, which are bipartisan anyway.

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Reality: Not every kid is college material

The reality is: Kids who struggle with — and rebel against — book learning need something else.

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Casper (Wyo.) high schools break ground for new construction

Years of planning for construction and renovation at two Casper high schools culminated in back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies this past week, marking a move from planning to action for a school district overseeing more than $200 million in projects for the two schools.

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