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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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Fla. District to Propose Joining Facebook, Twitter

That’s right; the district is planning to launch its own Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of an effort to better communicate with parents and the community.

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L.A. Schools Superintendent Shakes up District

Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games 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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‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

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Prince George’s Schools Md. to Seek Interim Leader

The Prince George’s County school system is facing a search for a new superintendent after schools chief William Hite announced he is leaving for Philadelphia.

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Newark N.J. School Boss Overrules Advisory Board, Will Lease 5 Buildings to Charter Schools

Newark’s top education official has overruled the wishes of the district’s advisory school board and will lease five district-owned facilities to charter schools, a district spokeswoman said.

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Awareness Is Key to Success of Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards are taking root in public schools across the country, impacting more than 42 million K-12 students and 2.7 million teachers—but outside the education sphere, many people have no idea what the standards entail.

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District 128 (Ill.) Offers First Online Courses to Summer-School Students

A pair of computer-based English classes offered this summer at Vernon Hills High School mark District 128’s first foray into the expanding world of online education.

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