To reach their conclusions, researchers from Virginia Tech University's Family Nutrition Program observed meals in three rural Virginia elementary schools over a five-day period, tabulating ingredients on a checklist.


This week, we read about the academic effects of the pressure to be sexy, a broader view of college and career readiness, how poverty affects schools, and more.


Large schools that offer students more options in areas like course selection are more likely to see homogenous cliques, a study concludes.


School police in Boston will not move forward with plans to begin carrying pepper spray after acting Superintendent John McDonough said he feared such a move might "drive a wedge" between students and officers.


Should schools feed students even if they have a growing negative balance in their meal accounts? Should there be a national policy on handling this sensitive issue?


Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.


A student reported the site after a school presentation about the dangers of sharing information online.


A former FBI agent scoured students' social media posts as part of a greater school security effort, a report by AL.com says.


Boston school police want to carry pepper spray, an issue that has raised concerns in some other districts.


Taylor Swift will donate the proceeds from her "Welcome to New York" single to the city's schools. Will "Welcome to Philadelphia" be next? Plus links on mentoring, drug use, school violence, and more.


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