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Lunch Prices Rise in Several School Districts

Many school districts across Kentucky are charging students more for lunch this year to comply with a federal mandate to offer more fresh produce.

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Bonds for $105 Million to Cost California School Over $1 Billion

A California school district is shouldering $1 billion in interest on a $105 million bond in a deal intended to defer most of the payments for 35 to 40 years.

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More Than 2,100 Public Schools Have Closed in the Midwest

The Midwest has lost more than 2,100 public schools in recent years as school districts hammered by population loss scrambled to shift students and save money.

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Group Accuses 5 Fla. School Districts of Discrimination

Black children in five Florida school districts are suspended from school, arrested at school or given other punishments at a higher rate than other students, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed on Tuesday.

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N.H. Law to Promote Concussion Safety in Schools

A new law aimed at protecting student-athletes from concussions and other head injuries is taking effect in New Hampshire just as players begin gearing up for the fall season.

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Disabled Students Almost Twice as Likely to Be Suspended, Analysis Finds

Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities.

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Bernanke Says Financial Education Boosts Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said financial education and planning boost the economy and that students who learn those skills are likely to save more later in life and better weather market turbulence.

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Security for Administration Centers and School Board Meetings

School board members and superintendents typically focus their safety planning and preparedness measures on school campuses, but they often overlook security and emergency planning for administration centers, board meeting sites and support facilities.

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N.H. law to emphasize concussion safety in schools

Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions.

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At-school sales of soda drops, but other sugary drinks remain

The high school or middle school student who can grab a sugar-sweetened soft drink on school grounds during class hours is becoming a rarity, a new study finds.

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