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Lunch Workers Study How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

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School Districts Explore Performance-Based Pay Models

Before this summer, tramping around the woods near Chippewa Falls at an environmental science camp would have earned Alicia Moore personal fulfillment and knowledge to share with her students in the fall.

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Special Needs Students Stay in Traditional Public Schools as Others Leave

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

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Kansas Education Official’s Comment Riles Home-Schooling Parents

When a state education official said last week that some home-schooled children may not be getting an adequate education – and that some may even be kept home to babysit younger siblings – the response was fast and fierce.

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Public Schools Bearing the Brunt of Special Education Costs

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

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A Good Teacher Is Hard to Keep

A great teacher can have a huge effect on a child's life. So, unfortunately, can a bad teacher. But in education, job performance has virtually nothing to do with opportunities for advancement.

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Barge Gets it Wrong by Opposing Charter Schools Amendment

Few people claim to be a true conservative by complaining about preventing judicial activism and saving money. But state schools superintendent John Barge tried it last week.

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Pa. Names Recovery Officer for Chester Schools

State officials have named an education reform advocate as chief recovery officer for a struggling school system near Philadelphia.

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Lansing School District Formalizes Interest in Dropout-focused Charter School

The Capital City is home to one of the worst high school dropout rates in Michigan, but a potential charter school could help remedy that.

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Education Data Companies Chosen

New York state education officials Monday said they selected four companies to build a broad education database that will host students' test scores, curriculum materials and education apps, paid for by up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds.

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