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Military Leaders Blame School Vending Machines in U.S. Fat Fight

Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.

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Some Oregon Schools Start Drug Testing in Middle School

Ore­gon’s Scio and Central Linn school districts are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school.

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Three Canadian Schools Adopt "Learn to Read" Remediation

Students who struggled with their reading during the last school year are finding that nothing has changed: They still cannot properly read. These children are not alone. The International Dyslexia Association reports that a researched minimum of 5% of school children fail to learn to read in spite of adequate instruction, motivation, and intelligence. A shocking 95% of these children reach junior high undiagnosed and unremediated.

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Pa. District Won’t Renew Charter for Growing School

District Health Solutions Pay Off

Can K12 Get What Medicine Is Getting?

A shot of incentives for education is needed.
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Indiana: Eastern Howard Schools School District Beefs Up Drug Test Policies

Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.

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McAllen school district keeping physical education alive

While many schools across the country are doing away with physical education, the McAllen School District is putting a bigger emphasis on this subject.

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Opinion: Physical Education Reform Needed in Schools

I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").

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Manatee (Fla.) School District Bans Energy Drinks

First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.

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