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Va. Schools Address Students Who Live With Relatives

Virginia's Commission on Youth is trying to figure out how to handle schooling for children temporarily living with relatives.

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More Free Lunches: Virginia Fights Child Hunger

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and actor Jeff Bridges launched a summer nutrition program June 7 that could keep hunger at bay for more than 200,000 teens and children across the Commonwealth.

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After Son's Ordeal, Parents Warn Others Of Overexertion

A freshman at Wootton High School in Rockville came home after a particularly tough training session in May complaining of pain in his muscles. At the time, he and his parents never imagined it would lead to countless hours in the hospital.

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Schools Seek Books Program Funding After Budget Cuts

A school in Alexandria is struggling to figure out how to provide students with their own books now that funding has been eliminated for "Reading is Fundamental," a federal literacy program created in the 1960s.

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Virginia Tech Shares Green Pest Control Technology Worldwide

With the world’s population growing, the pressure is on to produce more food on less land. The challenge is especially great in the tropics, where insects and fungi compete with farmers for edible crops. Now scientists from Virginia Tech are traveling the world, promoting powerful organic ways to protect plants.

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Clifton Elementary School Will Close June 30

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the decision by to close Clifton Elementary school in Fairfax County.

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Gone Fishing: D.C. Students Go 'Outdoors' In Urban Environment

In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, hundreds of school children in the region cast their lines in the Constitution Garden Pond.

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Loretta Goodwin: Daring To Dream, Amid Apartheid

Loretta Goodwin is a senior director at the American Youth Policy Forum, where she researches, organizes and conducts professional learning opportunities for policy leaders on issues related to education and youth development. She lives with her family in Arlington.

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