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New laws focus on cafeteria food in Arkansas schools

Two new laws in Arkansas focus on removing the stigma when kids cannot pay for lunch at school and feeding more students in need at home. State lawmakers passed the legislation during the past three months of the session. The…

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Despite Court Rulings, DeVos Leaves Obama-Era Rules Unenforced

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s two-year effort to chisel away at the Obama administration’s education agenda has repeatedly been blocked by federal courts. Now, she is trying a different tactic: not enforcing the rules. Several court rulings have preserved Obama-era rules…

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Western Governors U adds remedial classes

Western Governors University, a fully online nonprofit college that uses a competency-based educational (CBE) model for its 100,000-plus students, announced Tuesday that it has added a pathway for prospective students needing remedial classes. Starting May 1, WGU Academy will offer…

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Students may feel safer with stricter gun laws

U.S. adolescents living in states with stricter gun laws may feel safer at school, a survey of high school students suggests. Stronger gun laws were linked with lower odds that kids had been threatened or injured with any kind of…

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