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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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Building Relationships To Foster Academic Achievement

There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.

10/29/2013

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Partnership In Bronx Helps Parents Build Skills

The Bronx Parent Center has become a vehicle for helping migrant families with cultural hurdles that impede their relationships with schools.

10/01/2013

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Keeping Virtual Students Honest

Most students at virtual schools do the majority of their work at home so checking homework for plagiarism and administering tests presents unique challenges.

09/24/2013

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A New GED

Since 1942, the GED has been updated three times – 1978, 1988 and 2002. But starting in January 2014, it’s a makeover and costs more.

09/11/2013

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Program Helps Special Needs Students Transition To Workplace

Specialized Education Services, a 56-school network in 12 states, helps students with behavioral and learning disabilities transition to work or college.

08/13/2013

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Free Content Challenges Publishers

Commercial publishers are not only battling for a greater textbook market share, they are also battling a growing market of open educational resources.

08/07/2013

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Study: Children Can Learn By Explaining

Many times students can recite facts, but don’t understand underlying concepts. A new study suggests that focusing on ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ can help them learn.

06/18/2013

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