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Storium for Students keeps kids engaged by turning creative writing into a multiplayer game. Students can create their own stories together and overcome challenges on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
The Recovery School District will be the first in the nation comprised only of charter schools, representing a "grand experiment in urban education."
Angelou was widely known for her activism, and her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, has been taught in high schools throughout the nation.
Schools are expressing concerns over the new product and banning its use on their campuses. Flavors such as "fruit loops" and "cotton candy" reportedly make teens more intrigued to buy the electronic smokes.
An increasing number of states require high school students to take online courses. During the 2011-2012 school year, 620,000 students took online courses to fulfill graduation requirements.
LeVar Burton will use the money to digitally revive the program and bring it into classrooms.
Third-grader Gwendolyn Williams came home with a health assessment in her backpack stating that according to her Body Mass Index (BMI), she was overweight.
"It's all about the first experience," said Microsoft Research Developer Peli de Halleux, who created the event last year. "It's realizing that you can do some coding and create your own apps."
“Too little is known about the effects of head injuries in our young athletes,” said S... 05/29/2014 - 4:35pm ago
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The problem is that districts and state legislatures have been slow to approve the transition to digital texts, providing too few clients for digital providers to stay afloat.
Schools that increase spending may produce better outcomes for low-income students--for example, by significantly raising graduation rates.
Irresponsible reporting and misinformed activists are responsible for recent outbreaks of childhood diseases, said the CDC.
Teachers and parents who leave children "unplugged" might negatively impact their academic achievement.
An estimated 3.2 billion in new funds represent a needed investment "above and beyond the $2.4 billion currently directed to schools and libraries each year as a part of the federal E-rate program."
"It was my day," said Destiny Hartis, 20, who attended the prom with her cousin, Kerstin Jones, in a long blue dress. "I was going to win."
Remember the literacy-promoting kids' show "Reading Rainbow"? Host LeVar Burton has started a KickStarter project, hoping to bring the program back.
Musicians, actors and visual artists are helping special-education teachers improve students' academic, social and communication skills.
Preschool students whose teachers are battling depression "act out" more than those taught by other teachers, according to a study reviewed in Health.com.
Take the time to dive through this article with a highlighter and discuss the implications. Teacher quality and teacher education make a big difference.

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