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N.H. School Board Member Wonders: Are Healthy Lunches Backfiring in City Schools?

A member of the Board of School Committee said serving healthier meals at lunch is driving students to eat more junk food just to fill up.

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Company Gives Schools 'Healthy Makeovers' to Help Combat Child Obesity

Child obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting kids at risk of developing conditions that typically only affect adults – such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

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Nobel Prize Winner Helped Shape NYC High Schools

One of two American scholars who were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday was the brains behind a redesigned application process at New York City public high schools.

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Denver is Fastest Growing Large Urban School District in the U.S.

Enrollment in Denver Public Schools has grown 14 percent over the past five years, making it the fastest-growing large urban district in the country, the district reports.

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Ex-U.S Education Official Knocks School Closings As ‘Destabilizing’

Closing public schools to reopen new ones destroys communities and does nothing to better educate children, education historian and New York University professor Diane Ravitch told the City Club of Chicago Monday.

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Voters Can Choose a Forward Path on Education Reform

Washington state’s education system must change in big ways — and it will, partly by stick and potentially by choice.

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Texas School Finance Reform Will Require Margins Tax Reform

The state of Texas is headed back to court this month for the latest round in a never-ending battle over public school finance. This time hundreds of public school districts, some charter schools, and a group of parents are challenging the state's method of funding our schools, alleging it is inadequate and inequitable.

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Louisiana Voters Consider School-Board-Member Term Limits

Like most of Louisiana, Rapides Parish voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to limit school board members to three terms.

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Charter School Rejection May Result in Hiring Freeze in Nashville

Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.

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Futuristic Rocketship Schools Redefine Teaching

So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.

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