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Los Angeles: School District to Ban Styrofoam Products

Styrofoam food trays will no longer be used at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses, the district announced on Wednesday Aug. 22, following the urging of students who pushed for a ban on the product.

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Schools Try Marketing Techniques to Sell Healthy Lunches

More whole grains will be on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

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State Students Score Well on National Test

More California students are taking and performing well on a national test that assesses college and career readiness - and scoring significantly higher than the national average, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week.

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Board of Ed Discusses School Construction Projects During Work Session

Members of the Carroll County Board of Education expressed concerns Wednesday at a work session with school officials about the growing list of necessary school construction projects.

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Cameras Approved for Middletown School Buses

Pass a city school bus that has its lights flashing, and you may soon find a summons in your mailbox.

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Concerns Over School Choice Advocate Taking Charge of Chester's Struggling Schools

It might have once seemed unthinkable: Handing the keys to a large, troubled public-school district over to a high-profile advocate for increasing privatization, including vouchers and for-profit private schools.

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School Community Says Computers, Books Fall Short

Rick Hauf travels to schools all around Maryland. In Harford County, he says educational opportunity is tilted. "We're not on a level playing field," Hauf said.

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Jersey City School Board Revises Controversial Contract with Prospective Schools Chief

Four revisions have been made to the contract the Jersey City Board of Education is offering prospective schools superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, and the new pact now awaits approval from Lyles and from state education officials.

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Why Window 8 Tablets Will Lose To The iPad In Education

The iPad became a big hit in the K-12 education market over the past year. Pioneering schools that brought Apple’s tablet into the classroom last school year proved that the iPad can be a excellent learning tool – one that has immense power to transform education.

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14 Michigan School Districts to Test Teacher Evaluation Tool

Three Metro Detroit school districts are among 14 statewide that will be test laboratories for teacher evaluation tools this fall.

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