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Mass. House Moves to Allow School Bake Sales

Following a controversial state ban on bake sales in schools, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that would allow individual cities and towns to decide whether they wish to prevent the sale of sweets during the school day.

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Michigan Making Changes to Add Clarity to School Ratings System

Parents would get clearer information about the quality of schools under a change state officials are making to revamp the school report card system.

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Vying for a School Lunch Revolution

Remember school lunches? Some of it was good -- the cookies, sometimes the pizza, mostly the items that would make any self-respecting nutritionist cringe. But in the past 15 years or so, schools have come under fire for serving a hot mess of carbs, salt, and too many trans fats.

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U.S. Schools Show Slight Improvement on Science Test

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

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Robots Duke It Out in Death Fight for Fun, Education

Robotics technology has come a long way since "Battlebots," a fact proven by a recent fight to the death between cyber-gladiators built by high school students.

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Berkeley Unified School District Begins Interviews for New Superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School District will begin interviewing applicants this week for the superintendent position that will be vacated by current District Superintendent Bill Huyett when he retires in June.

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How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

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Tuscaloosa City School Board Approves Evaluation Method

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

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Virginia Beach Schools Chief Receives Statewide Honor

Superintendent James Merrill has been named Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

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South Carolina Senate Panel Advances Private School Choice Bill

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel’s 3-2 vote against it.

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