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New Pillsbury Homestyle Mini French Toast Offers Full-Meal Appeal, Satisfies Two Meal Requirements in One Serving

General Mills Foodservice has introduced new Pillsbury Homestyle Mini French Toast for school foodservice operators looking for easy ways to expand nutritious, hot breakfast options with plenty of kid appeal.

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General Mills Foodservice Awards $50,000 in Grants to Schools Nationwide through National Dairy Council Fuel Up TM Breakfast Grant Program

General Mills Foodservice has awarded grants of up to $2,000 each to 27 K-12 schools across the country through the National Dairy Council Fuel UpTM Breakfast Grant program.  A total of $50,000 in funding was awarded to help schools build or expand their breakfast programs.

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Alabama School District Implements Bus Safety Program with GPS Technology

Mobile County Board of Education rolled-out a GPS-enabled system to track its fleet of buses, which covers 42,438 miles every day in Alabama’s largest school district.

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Melrose (Mass.) School Audit Will Look at Financial, HR Practices

Melrose School Superintendent Cyndy Taymore has hired a Burlington accounting firm to conduct an audit of the school district’s financial operations, grant management, and hiring practices.Sullivan, Rogers & Co. will review the district’s internal controls and policies, and a report is due to the School Committee by the end of October. Taymore, who succeeded retiring superintendent Joseph F. Casey on July 1, said she does not suspect any financial wrongdoing.

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Ashmore (Ill.) School Closed After Half its Students Call in Sick

The elementary school in the central Illinois community of Ashmore was closed after half its 100 students failed to show up. Community Unit School District No. 1 Superintendent Jim Littleford said Wednesday that in addition to 51 students, five of the school's staff also reported a flu-like illness.

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Wisconsin Author Wins New Public-School Alumni award

Michael Perry, a humorist, musician and pig farmer from New Auburn, Wisc., has been awarded the new "distinguished public-school alumni" award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Salem (Mass.): School Turnaround Not Easy but Could Be Done

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.These three simple words were at the heart of a community meeting at Salem State University Wednesday night that dealt with public school improvement efforts in the city.

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Charles County (Md.) Public Schools to Open St. Charles HS

The Charles County (Md.) Board of Education on Monday approved opening St. Charles High School as a partial high school with grades 9, 10 and 11 when it opens in August 2014. Seniors in the class of 2015 would finish and graduate from their current high school.

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National Awareness Campaign Gives Educators Voice in Improving Online Search

Beginning in October, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will kick off Easy Access and Search for Education (EASE), a month-long campaign that aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of information overload on educators’ and students’ online search experiences.

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School Evaluations Should Have a Clear Letter Grade

Ohio’s employers keep a vigilant eye on Ohio’s education system, because that is where the future employees of our companies are being educated. Right now, our companies have thousands of openings they cannot fill because they cannot find young people with adequate educational background and training. This gap has huge consequences for our state.

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