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More Money In Schools Helps Low-Income Kids

According to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.

08/06/2014

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Studies Say ‘Good Behavior Game’ Is Effective

Today, behavior management is an important part of teacher training. Twenty-two studies analyze its effectiveness.

07/22/2014

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Hispanics Seem Forgotten In Civil Rights History

An interesting and provocative piece appeared as a Commentary in Education Week by Nicholas Dauphine, a senior in high school in San Antonio, Texas.

06/24/2014

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Arts Program Shows Promise For Students With Disabilities

Everyday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.

06/04/2014

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Latinos Most Segregated Population In US

Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.

06/02/2014

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High Tech Training Prepares Students For Jobs

In the next few years, engineers are among the top 10 jobs US employers will have a hard time filling, so preparing students accordingly is key.

04/08/2014

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New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Arts In Education

New Jersey is believed to be the first state in the nation to include visual and performing arts among the items it tracks in its annual education report card.

03/26/2014

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E-Learning Offers Alternative To Snow Days

In Ohio, teachers of students off for a snow day must post their lessons online and require the work be completed during the next day to meet minimum hours.

03/04/2014

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Reading A Novel May Be Good For Your Brain

Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.

02/25/2014

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Early College Schools Show Promise

In the early college school model, students can earn up to two years college credit or an associate’s degree in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. Data demonstrates it’s working.

02/18/2014

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Minorities Not Taking Advanced Placement Tests In Computer Science

According to Education Week, new data from the College Board shows less than 20% of students taking AP computer science tests were female, about 3% African American and 8% Hispanic.

02/04/2014

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Schools Shifting From ‘Zero Tolerance’ Discipline Policies

Because rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in ‘zero-tolerance’.

01/28/2014

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Los Angeles School Partners With Parents In Homeschooling

A unique charter school in Los Angeles, The DaVinci Innovation Academy, has connected families of 270 diverse home schoolers in an interesting arrangement.

01/22/2014

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More K-12 Students Learning Online

The number of students in cyber and blended learning programs – those that use face-to-face and online instruction as curriculum practice – has grown dramatically.

01/07/2014

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Federally Funded Program To Help Prepare High Schoolers For Work

YouthCareerConnect is a $100 million initiative, sketched out by President Obama, aimed at helping high schools prepare students better for college and high-tech careers.

12/30/2013

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