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7 Pa. Schools Earn National Honor for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

In addition to stricter rules for the type of food schools serve, the HealthierUS Schools Challenge was started in 2004 to reward schools that go above and beyond.

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Cash-Strapped Wis. Schools Brace for State Budget

Every school district has dealt with reductions and tried to find as many efficiencies as they possibly can, but are now having to make significant reductions in staff.

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Calif. Teachers Flip for 'Flipped Learning'

"Kids want to take an active part in the learning process," Principal Greg Green said. "Now teachers are actually working with kids."

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Iowa 1st Graders Use Yoga to Get Calm, Focus

Research shows that yoga can help young children learn skills such as focus, relaxation and self-control.

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Training for Tragedy

As district budgets are cut and school psychologists retire, their difficult and crucial role working with troubled students may be endangered.

City Split on Tacoma (Wash.) Schools' Bond Measure

The Tacoma School District estimates it would take $40 million to complete its reconstruction.

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The Latest in School Shooting Safety? Bulletproof White Boards

While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.

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Upstate NY School District Leaves Lunch Program

An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines. The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.

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Massachusetts High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise

Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.

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Denver Public School Closed After Bomb Threat

Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.

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