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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.
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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.
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D.C. Council Votes To Ban Race-Based Team Names At Schools

Following a resolution last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change their team name, the D.C. Council has voted to ban race-based names in D.C. schools.

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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.
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Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams

Kojo sits down with Eric Williams, Loudoun County's new superintendent, to talk about about the issues facing one of the area's fastest-growing school systems.

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Plan For Lights At T.C. Williams Football Field In Alexandria Chafes Neighbors

City leaders in Alexandria, Virginia, are about to consider a controversial proposal to allow lights at a high school football stadium next to a residential neighborhood.

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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.
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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.
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White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."

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