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For NYC schools head, a focus on middle school

The new leader of the nation's biggest public school system started her job Thursday with storm clouds brewing — the clouds that had a new city administration weighing whether to call a snow day for 1.1 million students. But Carmen Farina had…

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U.S. permanently relaxes rules aimed at healthier school meals

U.S. regulators said on Thursday they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childhood obesity by reining in calories and portion sizes but aroused complaints the policies caused students to go hungry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Virginia woman, 23, starts preschool program

Kendra Robinson watched one of the teens at her church graduate from high school directly into flipping burgers at Wendy’s. No college, no apprenticeship. So began her mission to help students in 2008, when she founded the Christian Athletic Union just…

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GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equivalency tests offered in several states will usher in a new…

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Many students staying in school over break

Wesleyan University has joined the growing list of colleges in Connecticut offering students the choice of taking an extra class over their winter break. Other schools, including the University of Connecticut, are expanding their winter intersession offerings, citing a demand from…

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Maine student loan tax credit program falls flat

It’s been more than five years since Maine created tax credits for college graduates who remain in the state to work, but only a fraction of graduates take advantage of the program because of the state’s failure to effectively market…

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Task force members clash on education funding

A legislative task force clashed Tuesday over funding as they worked on a blueprint for addressing education in Alaska. Members of the House Task Force on Sustainable Education, working on a draft presentation during a teleconferenced meeting, agreed with language stating…

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Editorial: Why do the feds meddle with school choice?

School choice advocates cheered last month when the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its bid to halt Louisiana's tuition voucher program, but this battle isn't over. The feds are still intent on meddling with a program that's designed to give…

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