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Most Schools in Puerto Rico Open, Though Student Enrollment Is Down

News in Brief The vast majority of Puerto Rico’s schools have reopened, even though many remain without electricity. As of Dec. 1, 1,075 of nearly 1,200 schools were operating, according to the island’s education secretary, Julia Keleher. Thirty-eight schools have been permanently closed because of structural damage. Even before Hurricane ...

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Tougher Nutrition Rules for Schools Headed Toward Chopping Block

News in Brief The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published revised school meal rules, which will ease heightened nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. Child-nutrition advocates had said the rules were necessary to curb growing rates of childhood obesity. But some, including industry groups representing school nutrition ...

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School Discipline – Education Week

Report Roundup “The Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Discipline Policy Reform” As more districts work to reduce discipline that takes students out of class, a new case-study report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute suggests how those policies are implemented can make a big difference. The 200,000-student Philadelphia district revised ...

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