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Huntsville (Ala.) School District to Receive Grants to Help 'Restart' Dawson Elementary, Westlawn Middle

It's official: Huntsville is one of six school districts in Alabama that are receiving more than $15.8 million in school improvement grants designed to aid struggling public schools.

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Physical Education Programs In School Not Enough To Combat Obesity In Most States: Study

Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Georgia kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick.

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LA Schools Superintendent Shakes Up District

Faced with a shocking case of teacher misconduct with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the principal - to smash what he called a "culture of silence."

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School District Seeks to Bring Students Back From Charter Schools

For many students — both in college and high school — online classes have become very popular. With the increased popularity, the Springfield School District decided to offer online classes for elementary students.

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Education Investment: College Students Face Tough Choices

Until about 2007, deciding on a college degree typically involved choosing an area of interest or aptitude, then staying in college long enough to graduate.

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Calif. School Districts Prepare to Start a New Grade Level

After a monthslong guessing game about its fate, a new, two-year kindergarten program will open in hundreds of California school districts in August.

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School Lunches Missing the Mark for Nutrition Standards

It's lunchtime at McKinley Elementary School in San Diego, and the kitchen is filled with the aroma of chicken teriyaki and hamburgers. But there are no pots or cooking utensils in sight. An industrial four-burner stove sits idle.

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Departing Madison Wis. Superintendent Looks Back and Forward

The last day for Madison schools superintendent Dan Nerad will be July 27. Nerad, who led the Madison Metropolitan School District for four years, will be replaced by newly appointed interim superintendent Jane Belmore.

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Susquehanna Township (Pa.) Schools Launch Arts Program

A Susquehanna Township School District school of the arts is on its way in the form of a pilot program this fall for the visual arts and theater.

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