Eating right has become much easier for the students in the Independence School District, located in Independence, Missouri. Starting Fall of 2010, all the district's high and middle schools will "grade" all foods offered in their cafeterias and vending machines using the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, which ranks all foods on a scale of ...

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Debbie Alexander checks out her son Jason's baggy-fitting jeans after he returned from a four-month stay at a weight-loss boarding school Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo. Alexander, nearly 100 pounds lighter, was among 14 students from the Independence, Mo., school district to attend the program, losing 756 pounds among themselves. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Independence School District is actively recruiting Kansas teachers. This billboard is along the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence.

INDEPENDENCE -- Jurors on Thursday heard opening arguments and testimony in a bizarre case involving a former paraeducator with the Independence School District and her former student, a boy with

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Independence School District

The Independence School District is driving a cultural shift that has made health a key part of a school's business.

226 W Southside Boulevard, Independence, MO 64055 Great Fixer Upper in the Independence School District. Tons of floor space, fireplace and a fenced in back yard. This has room for 2 more bedrooms in the basement! Bring your offers! Listing provided courtesy of: RE/MAX Premier Properties

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Chloe Huston, 18, and Marilyn Duve played Connect Four recently where they first met at Mill Creek Elementary School in Independence, when Huston was in third grade. Huston graduated from William Chrisman High School this year thanks in part to Duve’s help and guidance over 10 years through the Independence School District’s mentoring program.

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Been There ... Is a must stop when in the area ... Independence Temple - Independence, Missouri.

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