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7/31/2015

The College Board has revised its AP U.S. History course in response to criticism it received after a rewrite of the course in 2014. Officials say the revised course offers a "clearer and more balanced" view of American history. Some complained the previous version focused too much on "identity politics."

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7/31/2015

Students participating in federal work-study programs while in college are 21 percentage points more likely to borrow during their first year of college, according to a new study by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. The study also found that low-income students are the least likely to be part of such programs.

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7/31/2015

Nutrition and physical activities are included in a summer-school program, part of a partnership between a Nebraska school district and the county extension. Students learn how to make healthy meal choices and identify whole grains and sugar in the labels of packaged foods and drinks.

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7/31/2015

A Missouri school district is a leader in creating trauma-informed schools. Educators learn about triggers of students' negative behaviors and look for ways to address the root causes and factors from home, such as abandonment, divorce and violence.

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7/31/2015

Students in Tennessee have been working in an outdoor community garden as part of the nonprofit Keep My Hood Good. The fruits and vegetables grown are delivered to elderly residents, some of whom live on a fixed income. An official said the program teaches students skills including how to garden, to eat healthy food and to give back to the community.

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Tennessee
7/31/2015

More students are pursuing postsecondary career and technical education, and interest is especially high among those who have explored career interests in high school, some experts suggest. Sub-baccalaureate degrees in areas such as construction, manufacturing and transportation grew by 67.8% from 2000 to 2012, while four-year colleges saw a 46.6% rise in enrollment during that time, data show.

7/31/2015

More students are pursuing postsecondary career and technical education, and interest is especially high among those who have explored career interests in high school, some experts suggest. Sub-baccalaureate degrees in areas such as construction, manufacturing and transportation grew by 67.8% from 2000 to 2012, while four-year colleges saw a 46.6% rise in enrollment during that time, data show.

7/31/2015

Principals and other administrators should use the summer break to rest and reflect on the previous year, writes Naphtali Hoff, a former school administrator and current executive coach. In this blog post, Hoff suggests several tips for summer break that allow administrators to take time for professional growth and set goals.

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7/31/2015

Texas has adopted a law that requires cameras to be installed in special-education classrooms, if they are requested by parents, teachers and others. However, questions about funding remain concerning the program. State officials estimate it could cost $2.6 million statewide, but others say costs will run much higher.

7/31/2015

A Chinese study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity found that children who were raised by their grandparents had a twofold increased likelihood of being overweight or obese. Researchers also found that children who lived with two or more grandparents had a 70% higher risk of being overweight or obese than those whose grandparents didn't live with them.

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