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Many Ohio Schools Say Weight Law Not Up to Scale

An Ohio law requiring schools to measure a child's height and weight is causing controversy, but isn't seeing much participation by districts statewide.

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Shoppers Help Harvest $2 Million for School Gardens

In just six weeks, Whole Foods Market shoppers donated more than $2 million in stores and online to support the School Garden Grant Program, the first major initiative of the Whole Kids Foundation.

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NYC Schools' Sex Ed Class Could Inform on Oral Sex and Bestiality

Sexual education classes at NYC public high schools and middle schools might feature some usually unmentioned lessons next year.

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Indianapolis Schools Requests Charter Probe

Indianapolis Public Schools is taking aim at charter schools within its district borders, saying the schools have turned away homeless and disabled students.

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Chicago Schools Considers Giving Charters Added Perks for Longer Day

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

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Schools Brace for More Budget Cuts

Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.

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NJ School District Bans Halloween Costumes

There won't be any costumed characters roaming the halls in one northern New Jersey school district come Halloween.

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Oregon City School District Walks Away from $2.54 Million Grant for Performance Pay

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.

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Education Board OKs New Pre-Kindergarten Standards

The Florida Board of Education has approved more rigorous learning standards for students in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

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Selling Branstad’s Education Blueprint

Iowa’s governor has just provided a prime example of an education policy other states might pursue in looking beyond No Child Left Behind’s notorious failures and cover-ups.

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