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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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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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Of children screened, more ready to start school

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten. The Daily News in Bowling Green reports 51.4 percent of children who took a standard screening test this year were deemed ready to ...

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District to review claims before putting teachers on leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The superintendent of Providence schools says he will review allegations against staff before placing them on leave after union complaints that too many teachers were being taken out of the classroom based on flimsy claims. Superintendent Christopher Maher says the district had been advised by the ...

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Three teens knifed in brawl near Coney Island high school

Rival groups of teens from different schools squared off Tuesday afternoon outside Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, leaving three youths stabbed. The violence erupted about a block from the Coney Island school at Neptune Ave. and Ocean Parkway on Tuesday just after 2 p.m., officials said. ...

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