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Grants Helping Ga. Schools with Fitness and Nutrition

Georgia health officials have announced North Hall Middle School, Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry and Black's Mill Elementary School in Dawsonville are among 21 schools that have gotten state grants to help fight childhood obesity.

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Study Finds Healthy Snacks Still Limited In Some U.S. Schools

U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school - perhaps an apple or some celery sticks - may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by, a report released on Thursday said.

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Seattle Public Schools Falling Short of Five-Year Targets

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

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La. District May Drop No-Retention Policy

The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.

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Five Failing Colo. Schools to Lose Money Supposed to Help Them Improve

The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If Proposal 1 Fails

Roy Roberts, the emergency financialmanager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot proposal that would affirm the state's ability to take over financially struggling school districts and municipalities.

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Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.

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Westport, Conn. Schools Using Election As Teaching Tool

Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.

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Alabama School District Closing Achievement Gaps

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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Despite Rough Economy, School Spending Climbs in Ill.

The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.

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