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Leonardo Guerra, who works for a food vendor, holds a school lunch tray featuring his company's whole wheat tortillas at the School Nutrition Association conference in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutritional standards for schools, which took effect in 2012, require schools to serve more fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and to limit calories, fat, and sodium in their federally subsidized meals.
—Charles Krupa/AP

Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned. (July 21, 2014)

Inside School Research Blog

10/30 11:13 am | National Research Groups Call for Focus on Transition to Adulthood | A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.

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01/16 08:15 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington Post. Farewell Sputnik!

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10/24 08:23 pm | Listening to Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale | A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale.

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Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

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Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers say many principals are not tapping into the data generated by new teacher-evaluation systems around the country.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Lessons from a famous experiment asking children to wait for a treat have been misconstrued, pushing schools to try to "fix" children rather than what and how they're taught, writes Alfie Kohn.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Despite increased professional development for teaching to the new standards, about half of teachers surveyed do not feel the preparation has been adequate.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Education data crunchers are seeking an alternative to the current yardstick—the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
New studies suggest that teaching students to be more persistent and conscientious may not be the right strategy for motivating those with a creative bent.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week

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