Pilot Will Make it Easier for Schools to Buy Locally Grown Foods

The project was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.


Districts Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper,' Obama to Announce

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we read about helping black boys succeed, grit, what happens to popular kids, and more.


Alabama Reviews Sex Ed. Policy After Court Strikes State Bans on Anal, Oral Sex

Alabama's law requires that sex education classes emphasize that homosexual conduct "is a criminal offense under the laws of the state."


Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."


School Nutrition Workers Learn to Take Better Food Photos With Their Phones

Such photos can help promote school food efforts, often executed on a tight budget.


District of Columbia to Consider Ban on Pre-K Suspensions

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we learn about how movement affects learning, the lack of accountability for mandatory reporters of child abuse, student engagement, and more.


The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.


New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.


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