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My View: Education Reform Based on School Choice

For a moment, try to envision an America where, regardless of how much money you make or where you live, the government empowered you - even encouraged you - to send your children to better schools.

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USDA Sets Guidelines for Healthier School Meals

School meals for millions of children will be healthier under obesity-fighting U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards unveiled on Wednesday that double the amount of fruits and vegetables in cafeteria lunches - but won't pull French fries from the menu.

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Two Macomb Mich. Districts Prepare for All-Day Kindergarten

Two Macomb County public school districts plan to offer all-day kindergarten in the fall, officials said Tuesday.

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School Program Would Teach Students to Fly

The Aspen (Colo.) School District is considering a new program that would teach students to fly airplanes as part of their math and science curriculum.

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National Education Report Card Ranks Massachusetts First, West Virginia Last

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its 17th Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform.

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Education is Focus of 1st N.Y. Budget Hearing

The $805 million boost in school aid this year isn't enough to allow some districts to pay their bills, state Education Commissioner John King said at a state budget hearing Monday.

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Legislators Vow to Save Chester Pa. Schools

After meeting privately with Gov. Corbett and Education Secretary Ron Tomalis on Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators said that they would jointly find a way to keep Chester Upland's students in the classroom while exploring long-term solutions to the district's financial plight.

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As Some Schools Plunge into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as he labored to type up memories of the first time he grilled steak. Next to him, classmate Brittany Levy tackled a piece about a trip to the hospital.

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School District Hopes to Ease Volunteer Process With Website

"We need your help." That is the Clark County School District's stance. The district launched the Watch Us Grow campaign this month in conjunction with Superintendent Dwight Jones' State of the District address Jan. 5 at Chaparral High School.

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Gov. Jindal Pushes Virtual Programs

As Gov. Bobby Jindal pushes for “more choice” for school children and their parents in the form of charter schools and vouchers, he’s also calling for a more high-tech solution — and he’s pointing to local schools as an example of how to do it.

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