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August 25, 2015 - Education Week
 
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
 Too many high schools and middle schools begin classes too early in the day, according to a report published by the federal Centers for Disease Control.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
 Efforts to provide wraparound social and emotional supports in Massachusetts schools may have given elementary students a boost in reading and math achievement, according to a report.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
 School food workers say they need more training and resources to keep up with changes made in the wake of new nutrition standards created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
 Principals and superintendents underestimate how much support there is among parents for teaching K-12 computer science in school, according to a Gallup survey.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  Notifying parents of a student's bodymass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study has found.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  California lawmakers scrambled last week to draft emergency legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  According to the complaint, a number of recent studies have found that black and minority students "are systematically denied quality physical education and are less physically fit than other students in California public schools."
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  A group of Colorado parents and teachers that has been seeking to oust three Republican school board members has collected enough valid signatures to force a recall election against them.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  Historically, the district has been reluctant to sell the facilities to potential competitors that could siphon off its students—and state funding.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  State Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas announced last week that he has sued a Dallas-based group of 13 private schools and their operators, saying they marketed and sold fraudulent diplomas and transcripts.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
  Students may no longer wear clothing, jewelry, or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag, local media report.
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