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Portland (Ore.) Public Schools Disciplines Minority Groups at Higher Rates than White Students

Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.

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Virtual Learning Program Enriches Ohio Youth

Shawnee State University (Ohio) Outreach Services is helping middle school students in Portsmouth by offering tech-driven programs to 10 participating schools. The programs provide a safe place for homework centers, intensive mentoring in basic skills, drug and violence prevention counseling, and helps middle school students prepare for college preparatory courses in high school.

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Critics say Camden's State-Appointed Schools Chief Will Have Too Much Power

An in-depth state report on Camden's schools "in crisis" laid out several recommendations in August, including hiring a superintendent who could transform the district. But just as the Camden Board of Education had narrowed its search to three candidates last week, the process came to a halt when Gov. Christie announced a full state takeover of Camden schools.

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A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Fla. District, Justice Dept. Reach Agreement on "School-to-Prison Pipeline" Complaints

The Meridian Public School District has agreed to watch out for racial disparities in student discipline and the U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to dismiss complaints about a "school-to-prison pipeline."

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N.J. Governor Announces Takeover of Camden Schools

Gov. Chris Christie, faced with a school district that has the second lowest graduation rate in the state, a declining enrollment and high poverty said Camden's system is broken and that the state is taking over Camden City Public Schools immediately.

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Nine High Schools, One Roof in NYC

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made closing large, low-performing high schools like Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx a linchpin of his reform strategy. In the big schools’ place, he opened smaller, often theme-based schools designed to give students a more supportive educational experience.

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Children's Worst Threat Should Be Boredom

If you're reading this, you probably spent years of your childhood in the classroom. And the memory that suffuses my school days is boredom.

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Technology Presents New Educational Opportunities for Latino Youth

Two recent events underscored the importance of utilizing digital tools to inspire students and demonstrated the intersection between technology and education. On March 5th, AT&T's Hispanic/Latino Association, HACEMOS, held the 15th annual High Tech Day in 31 cities across the country. The same week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report that revealed how teachers are using technology in their classrooms to enhance learning and engage students.

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Greenwich (Conn.) Schools' Digital Reliability Is the 'Worst'

The Pearson Report called the Greenwich (Conn.) system one of the "worst" they have seen in "a high-priced district," citing poor internet connectivity, weaknesses in network infrastructure, inconsistent use of applications and overall lax standards.

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