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School Lunches and Childhood Obesity: New Federal Regulations Double Vegetables and Fruits

Children who participate in school lunch programs across the United States will soon see healthier food choices in their cafeterias. Recently announced changes to government-subsidized school lunch programs will require schools to serve more fruits and green vegetables, and to reduce levels of salt and fat. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and First Lady Michelle Obama […]

Top Michigan Schools for Teachers

Whether you are a young newly-accredited educator looking for the right place to start your career or a seasoned veteran hoping to relocate, searching for the right school for you can be a tough process. If, however, you know that Michigan is where you want to teach, then you will be happy to know that […]

States with the Highest High School Graduation Rates

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released U.S. high school graduation rates for the class of 2008. The good news is that more public high school students across the country are earning their diplomas, with almost 75 percent graduating on time (compared to 72 percent in 2002). The high school graduation rate is an […]

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2011 runs Sunday, December 4 through December 10 with Global Handwashing Day happening back on October 15. Hand washing can be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of contagious disease when done correctly...

Top 10 Mobile Apps for Education

It used to be that the best mobile tool that teachers had at their disposal was a notepad. If you wanted to teach on the go or have your lesson plan on you at all times, chances are you would carrying quite a heavy load...

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month [INFOGRAPHIC]

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. In 1982, in an effort to increase community awareness, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this month a holiday...