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Educator who Quits Over iPad Initiative Has a Change of Heart after Online Training

Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, CA recently embarked on a district-wide iPad initiative. While most of the educators grasped the transition to the tablets in their instruction, one teacher in particular struggled.

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Exploring the Link Between Chocolate and Geometry

Watch Nigel Nisbet, director of content creation at MIND Research Institute, tell a TED-X audience how teaching a geometry lesson with different shaped chocolate bars set him on a path to helping develop game-based math lessons based on the neuroscience of learning.

Westport, Conn. Schools Using Election As Teaching Tool

Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.

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Alabama School District Closing Achievement Gaps

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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Despite Rough Economy, School Spending Climbs in Ill.

The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.

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Hawaii State Plan Puts Solar Power In All Public Schools

In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.

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Ohio District Enacts New Cyber-Bullying Policies

Two policy changes are being enacted in the Solon schools that will affect the way the district handles electronic bullying.

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More Ill. Schools Failing to Make AYP on Test Scores

The number of school districts meeting benchmarks imposed by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation continues to worsen in West-Central Illinois and across the state.

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60 Percent of Ind. Schools Get A or B Grade

About 60 percent of Indiana public and private schools earned A's or B's for student progress during the 2011-2012 academic year under a reconfigured grading system that critics claim is fundamentally flawed.

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Omaha School District Rejects Soldier Tribute

The Millard Public Schools district in Omaha has refused to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers at its schools, citing security and logistical concerns.

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