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Chicago Teachers Union Holds Rally After Week of Striking
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Chicago Students Return to Class as Strike Ends

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago public school students are returning to class after teachers ended their seven-day strike.

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Chicago Teachers Union Holds Rally After Week of Striking
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Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Week

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that's entering its second week.

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A report this week said students need better writing skills. Students in the 8th and 12th grades were tested.

Needed: Students’ Writing Skills

A story this week told of students needing better writing skills.

It makes sense, even without knowing what students' writing skills are like.

The ability to put a coherent sentence together seems to me to be one of those things that can only do good, much the same as the ability to read

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The USDA has set out new guidelines that call for leaner, greener school lunches.

Leaner, Greener School Lunches

I was glad to see school kids are in for what are being called leaner, greener lunches.

Now bear in mind it's been well over 40 years since I ate school lunches on a regular basis. Grace and Clara, and later on Grace and Katherine fed my schoolmates and me in the Montrose Public Schools, with the exception of the three-and-a-half years I brought my own lunch, after I was diagnosed as diabetic at the age of 10

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Test: Most Students Not Proficient in Writing

Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word processing tools.

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Legislative Panel Approves South Dakota School Performance Rules

The South Dakota Education Department can go ahead with its new system for assessing the performance of schools and providing help to those that perform poorly.

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Former SD Inmates Earn GED Certificates

Some former South Dakota prison inmates recently earned their GED certificates, thanks in part to changes in the testing and scoring process.

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Protesters Demand Chicago Schools Negotiate With Union
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Chicago Teachers to Strike After Talks Fail

The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will go on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years.

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