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Healthier school meals rules are looming. Here is what they look like

Reducing salt and sugar content across school menus is the leading goal of new nutrition standards that may soon be served up in cafeterias.

How teaching climate change can be ideal for student engagement

It's hands-on, multidisciplinary and has real-world impacts: Teaching climate change appears to tick all the boxes for effective instruction.

How to tap into $80M in new funds available for school energy upgrades

Renew America’s Schools grant program will ultimately provide $500 million to districts serving historically disadvantaged and rural communities.

School lunches: The chance to socialize is bringing more teens to the table

Interacting with friends and affordability are key reasons that high school lunch service is soaring in popularity with students, according to No Kid Hungry's latest report.

Healthy meals: Schools now have access to $50 million for nutrition

Grant funds will help K-12 leaders procure a wider variety of healthy, appealing meals while promoting innovation by food suppliers.

Dangerous levels of radioactive waste detected at Missouri elementary school

Nuclear waste from World War II bomb manufacturing was dumped into a river near the school and was detected in samples from the library, classrooms, kitchen, playgrounds and fields.

How solar panels are helping leaders put energy into teacher pay

Sheridan Community Schools has redirected about $1.3 million toward salaries each year since the Indiana district shifted to solar energy.

How a storm-tossed school district is swiftly coming back online after Florida hurricane

"When schools are up and going, the community can get back to normal more quickly," says Collier County Superintendent Kamela Patton.

Made in the shade: Why new energy is building up behind school solar panels

The case for school solar panels is one that can appeal to all community members, despite their varying political views and interests.

Will schools ever provide universal free meals? Now, help is on the way

Serving healthy and free meals to all students is a key pillar of the Biden Administration's wide-ranging effort to wipe out child hunger.

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