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Grant brings fresh food, challenges, to New York schools

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation released a final report on the successes, challenges and lessons of a highly competitive United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant awarded to the Poughkeepsie City School District for a two and-a-half year period, from December 2012 through May.

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Parents furious over Florida school's surprise 'active shooter' drill

An unannounced “active shooter drill” at a Florida middle school left teachers and students frightened and confused, and has angered parents who say police and administrators terrified their children.

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Ohio teachers staying close to home

Teachers may leave for larger districts, but it was usually because the school they left for was their hometown school.

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N.Y. announces 10 new school tech partnerships

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the second round of the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School partnership awards, known as P-TECH.

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In Mississippi, lack of school nurses a threat to health, education

More than 21 percent of families lack health insurance, more than a three percentage point increase from last year. Yet every day, more than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school in a district with no nurse.

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N.J. Senate panel clears bill to have state study starting school day later

The state Senate’s education committee endorsed a bill that would direct the New Jersey Department of Education to study the idea of requiring middle and high schools to start their days after 8:30 a.m. and the positive and negative impacts on districts and families.

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Ala. county school officials announce $350 million capital needs plan

The Baldwin County school board has identified $350 million in capital needs over the next decade, and will ask voters to go to the polls in March to approve an 8-mill tax increase to help fund it.

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Nebraska group debuts gang intervention initiative

Impact One has organized a new in-school gang intervention program called “School Changers.” The group has teamed with three schools — Omaha North, Omaha South High School and Blackburn High School to identify the highest-risk youth, potential gang leaders, and pay them to change.

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Hundreds of Colorado high school students refuse to take state tests

Thousands of high school seniors from Boulder to the Denver suburbs are skipping new state-mandated science and social studies tests, the latest flare-up in an escalating battle over Colorado's standardized tests. The no-shows in some of the state's highest-performing and wealthiest districts come amid growing anxiety about overtesting.

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Student's protest sparks debate over weighing at school

An Iowa student's refusal to be weighed sparked a weight-related debate and prompted the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.

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