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January 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Daily round-up: Ballard High’s video program earns strong reputation, GED test revamped

Ballard High’s video-production program earns strong reputation: Ballard High School routinely sends graduates to some of the country’s top-tier film schools. The secret? An intensive video production program that teaches students how to tell compelling stories using the “Ballard touch.”

GED test revamped for first time in 10 years (AP): An updated GED (General Educational Development) exam debuted Thursday, marking the test’s first major overhaul in a decade. The changes are intended to make the exam more rigorous and better aligned with current workforce demands.

USDA relaxes rules on school lunches (Reuters): The U.S. Department of Agriculture has back-pedaled on restrictions for the amount of meat and whole grains contained in school lunches after complaints the smaller portions caused some students to go hungry.

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