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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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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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4 Oklahoma school districts to receive $800K to build storm shelters

The Shelter Oklahoma Schools endowment was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation following the May 2013 storms that impacted central Oklahoma.

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Jury finds girls, parents liable in teacher's defamation suit

The jury awarded $362,653 in compensatory damages to former Catholic school physical education teacher John Fischler after finding the families spread false statements that he inappropriately touched kids.

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Lousiania school vouchers must be monitored to ensure integration, U.S. says

Federal lawyers say that after 25 years of working together, Louisiana has largely stopped cooperating with the federal government on efforts to ensure racial equality in schools.

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Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't

According to data gathered by the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education, no Wyoming students were paddled in 2006, the last time statewide data was released. Nationally, there were 223,190 students disciplined that way that year.

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