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‘California Thursdays’ source school lunches locally

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In Oakland, California, school officials are revamping the school lunch menu to bring in food from local farms. Continue reading

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The 9/11 anniversary in the classroom

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Teaching the events and aftermath of 9/11 can be challenging because of the complex emotions it stirs up in both teacher and student and the…read more

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Colorado towns struggle for control over fracking

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Colorado residents worry that there are not enough safety rules in place to prevent damage to their environment and quality of life. Continue reading

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Nonprofit working to transform Chinese orphanages

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After China received widespread criticism for poor conditions in its orphanages, one family decided to launch an international effort to transform them. Continue reading

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Wave of undocumented children challenges health care programs

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The increased number of children crossing the border from Central America has education and health care systems scrambling to provide care. Continue reading

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