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N.Y. Schools Rethink Use of 'Pink Slime'

Lean finely textured beef, the low-cost ammonia-treated beef additive with the unappetizing nickname “pink slime,” will be out of some area school cafeterias next school year.

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In the Wake of NCLB, Worst N.J. Schools Receive Stern Message

The state Department of Education put New Jersey’s most troubled schools on notice Wednesday, ordering administrators and educators to cooperate with state intervention and improve student performance or face serious consequences.

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Schools' Pay Hikes Trigger Ill. State Penalties

At a time when suburban school districts are pushing back hard against taking over the state's share of teacher retirement costs, many are paying thousands of dollars — sometimes hundreds of thousands — in penalties for giving big raises to administrators and teachers and driving up pensions.

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Schools Prep for a "New" Lunch Line

As schools are hard at work adding more whole grains and boosting fruits and veggies to revamp school lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.

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23 of 26 Camden Schools Rated Among Worst in N.J.

Twenty-three of the Camden school district's 26 schools have been rated among the worst in New Jersey and have been designated to get state intervention, according to the results of new state accountability system review.

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'Bully' Movie Screening Hosted By Teachers Unions Stresses Need To Focus On Classroom

The heads of the nation's two largest teachers' unions stressed Tuesday night the need for government leaders to continue to focus on bullying prevention in an era of school funding shortages.

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How’s Abstinence-Only Going for Texas?

A new study was released by the Centers for Disease Control ranking states for teen pregnancy rates.

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Teachers, Students, Parents Rally for Education Funding in Colorado

Public education is good for students, good for the state and good for the economy, so funding it adequately should be a priority. That was the message delivered by hundreds who attended a rally this morning on the state Capitol steps.

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Report: Arizona Failing to Support Preschool Education

Arizona has “shut the door” on preschool programs by making funding cuts that leave a bleak educational future for the state’s children, according to a report released Tuesday.

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