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Impact study looks at the value of dual enrollment

In “Early College, Early Success: Early College High School Initiative Impact Study,” the authors evaluated the impact of dual enrollment on high school graduation, college enrollment, and degree attainment both for the overall sample and for various subgroups, including women, ethnic minorities, and low-income students.

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A new twist on 3D printing: With liquid metal

It's been around for nearly 30 years, but researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh have spent four years researching how to conduct 3D printing in a new way—with liquid metals.

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Managing resistance to change

Change is hard. Trying new things engages a fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Here, Liz B. Davis, director of education technology at Belmont Hill School (Boston, Mass.), discusses ways she has found success managing resistance to change.

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Five best practices to follow when using Facebook with students

Covering such topics as friending, groups, pages, roles, and account type, Lisa Nielsen offers five tips for maintaining a safe, fun, and successful class Facebook page.

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A few widgets to consider adding to a classroom blog

Richard Byrne offers some helpful ideas on classroom blogging tools, including one that allows readers to leave voice messages, and another which lets students upload files to an ftp site while keeping all the other files on the site private.

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Warren School parents want public hearing for blended classroom

Parents of students who attend Warren School in Litchfield, Conn., came out in force to the Region 6 Board of Education meeting to dispute a blended first- and second-grade classroom that will be implemented next year.

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D.C. schools give blended learning a try

Blended learning is a teaching method that has long been used in private schools and college classrooms, but only in recent years has it been trending in public K12 classrooms.

The academic results for young people in public grade schools are still up in the air, but for now that’s OK.

Indeed, that students who attend a public school in an impoverished section of the District are using computers on a daily basis proves school officials, principals and students are moving in the right direction.

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Online curriculum increases options for Arizona students

With the new school year approaching, many Arizona school districts are flaunting the success their busy, on-the-go, technology-wielding students have had with online curricula, such as the Mesa Distance Learning Program.

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Baldwin County schools holds digital PD classes

Classrooms at Robertsdale Elementary (Bay Minette, Ala.) were filled with teachers recently. The "students" were there for a first-of-its-kind Digital Renaissance Conference designed to put the latest learning tools in teachers' hands.

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Texas STEM academy wins social justice award

New Tech Network announced at its recent annual conference that Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (Carrolton, Texas) was named recipient of the Chad P. Wick Award for Social Justice. This award is given to a school that demonstrates success in closing the achievement gap for underserved students.

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