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Parents at Phila. school reject takeover by charter

After a bitterly fought battle, parents at Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary have voted to keep their school a part of the Philadelphia public school system, rejecting a charter organization's takeover proposal. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20140606_Parents_at_Phila__school_reject_takeover_by_charter.html#QlpjgyFzMx08meL5.99

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Behind the school lunch fight

First lady Michelle Obama and school lunch ladies used to be on the same team, but now they’re locked in a political war against each other. For the first three years of Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, the School Nutrition Association,…

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Opinion: Public schools contend with growing poverty

America looked like a better, more progressive place 50 years ago. President Lyndon Johnson launched his war on poverty, which led to the creation of numerous Great Society programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, better education, job training, Head Start, and food…

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A Curriculum to Strengthen Students Against Cyberbullying

The Facing History School in New York City takes a unique approach to cyberbullying, based in part on its partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, a professional development organization that integrates the concepts of identity, community, responsibility, decision-making and participation into all aspects…

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What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

As we're detailing this week, teachers and school leadershave a lot of work to do to adopt curricula aligned with the new Common Core State Standards. In the Internet era, the best resources should be able to easily leap political boundaries and…

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