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Farm-to-school could free kids from mystery meat

You'd think that a program linking local farmers producing fresh, minimally processed foods with local schools would be a no-brainer.

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Obama administration ends Bush abstinence-only sex education policy

The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.

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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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Saving Bragg Nature Center: Another Obama success story

The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.

“Pro-Muslim” textbooks banned in Texas

By focusing on Texas, the extreme right has been able to keep Thomas Jefferson and Thurgood Marshall out of textbooks in districts around the country.

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New York leads the way for ‘One Nation' rally

Based on the mobilization in New York alone, it appears likely that the One Nation rally in Washington D.C. on October 2nd could be an overwhelming success.

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Budget impasse hurts millions of Californians

Programs affecting millions of Californians face a double-whammy: delays in funding, and uncertainty about what funding they will ultimately receive.

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For-profit colleges encourage fraud, government report finds

Overpriced, default, fraud. Sounds like a typical day on Wall Street, right? According to a Government Accountability Office report released last week, these signal a growing trend in the sales and marketing practices of private, for-profit universities.

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Student group elects new leadership

Hundreds of student activists convened at the University of California, Los Angeles last month during the United States Student Association's (USSA) 63rd annual national student congress.

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