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Lunch Lady Knows There's No Quick Fix For Feeding Hungry Kids

A school kitchen manager lost her job after giving a free meal to a hungry student. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if you'd rather a hungry kid encounter a lunch lady who enforces rules, or Della Curry?

Schools Say Ciao To Plastic Lunch Trays, Hello To Compostable Plates

Six of the nation's largest school districts are ditching polystyrene lunch trays in favor of compostable plates. The hope is that they'll incentivize cities to build more composting facilities.

Guns On Texas Campuses Won't Make Them Safer, University Chancellor Says

Texas is expected to allow concealed weapons on public college campuses. Retired Admiral William McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, tells Ari Shapiro the bill raises concerns.

University Of North Carolina Charged With 5 'Level 1' Violations By NCAA

The NCAA has been looking into the case for several years, after allegations of widespread grade inflation for student athletes at the school.
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Virginia Justices Hear Sweet Briar College Appeal

The lawsuit brought by maintains the college is a trust based on the will of its founder and Sweet Briar's decision to close must be approved by a court.


Give That Teacher A Key To The City!

Algebra teacher Sarah Hagan, of Drumright, Okla., was one of our 50 Great Teachers. And now she has a key to the city.

Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.
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Catholic High School In Fairfax City To Upsize in Loudoun County

Paul VI Catholic High School will move from its current 18-acre campus in Fairfax City to a new 68-acre site in South Riding.


Test Preppers, Take Note: Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available for students.
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D.C. Schools Improved Under Mayoral Control, But Progress Remains Uneven

The first formal assessment of D.C.'s public schools since mayoral control was granted in 2007 finds that while small gains have been made, work remains to be done.