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Indiana Law Cuts School Junk Food But Not Obesity

Students at Indiana schools have a wider range of healthy snacks to choose from in vending machines and snack bars since lawmakers endorsed guidelines to cut the amount of junk food available to young people with the aim of reducing obesity in the state.

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La. Public Schools To Be Graded Differently

The Louisiana Department of Education has written some significant revisions into its plan for overhauling the system it uses to judge the quality of public schools in Louisiana.

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CPS Chief Defends Move Closing, Reorganizing Schools

At the end of a tumultuous week, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit at a storied South Side church on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turnaround struggling schools.

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Opinion: What Silicon Valley Executives Keep Getting Wrong About Education

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who, in creating and running their businesses, clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are, seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on -- and these days increasingly get involved in -- K-12 education.

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Read Across America Event Kicks Off March 2

Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday will mark the 14th year of the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America, an event that focuses on the critical need to instill a love of reading in our children.

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Tucson Grapples With Ethnic Studies Ban

The Arizona Department of Education gave the Tucson Unified School District an ultimatum: Eliminate all ethnic studies courses or face massive financial sanctions.

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The Single Largest Education Donor Comes with Controversy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

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Dems Draw Fire from Top Donors in Rift Over Education Reform

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

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Comparison Shopping for College Tuition

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

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Teacher Ratings Aired in New York

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

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