Climate change challenge invites students’ ideas Feb 28th

Climate change challenge invites students’ ideas – kentuckyteacher.org The Innovate to Mitigate project, funded by the National Science Foundation, invites middle school and high school students and student groups to participate in a competition to reduce climate change by coming up with ideas to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Students will compete for cash […]
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WriteReader launches educational app Feb 28th

WriteReader launches educational app – districtadministration.com The Scandinavian online learning platform for developing early literacy is now launching in the U.S. The WriteReader app uses the Write to Read approach to help kids become readers by first teaching them to write.   Continue Reading WriteReader launches educational app – districtadministration.com
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School bus safety poster contest under way Feb 27th

School bus safety poster contest under way – kentuckyteacher.org The Kentucky Department of Education’s Pupil Transportation Program is sponsoring the 2015 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest for students in all grades. All contest divisions are open to students in grades K-8, and students in grades K-12 may enter in special education and computer-aided drawing […]
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Arizona Stories from School: I Can See Clearly Now Feb 26th

Arizona Stories from School: I Can See Clearly Now – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Eve Rifkin Source:  Arizona Stories from School As Arizona transitions to a new high-stakes test, the AzMERIT, a few of us are hopeful. Will this test be better than AIMS? Will it test what we really want kids to know and be able to do? […]
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ND Senate approves $6M early childhood education measure Feb 26th

ND Senate approves $6M early childhood education measure – edweek.org   Continue Reading ND Senate approves $6M early childhood education measure – edweek.org
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North Carolina district using Saturday to make up for missed days Feb 26th

North Carolina district using Saturday to make up for missed days – districtadministration.com While other school districts around the country are figuring out other ways to make up lost days due to weather without having students come in on a weekend, Gaston County school district will be in session on Saturday and parents aren’t too […]
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Tracking the painful fall of the Idaho Education Network Feb 24th

Tracking the painful fall of the Idaho Education Network – districtadministration.com The Idaho Education Network once presented the promise of high-speed broadband and Internet access to advanced classes for rural school districts. Its collapse is a complicated story with no real heroes, and one in which the winners are hard to determine. The list of […]
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Education Gap Grows for Adolescents from Single-Parent Families Feb 23rd

Education Gap Grows for Adolescents from Single-Parent Families – http://educationnext.org/ Contact: Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest: ziol.guest@nyu.edu,  (212) 998-5478, New York University Ashley Inman: ashley_inman@hks.harvard.edu, (707) 332-1184, Education Next Communications Office Education Gap Grows for Adolescents from Single-Parent Families Young people raised in one-parent homes complete fewer years of schooling and are less likely to receive a […]
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Virtual education: Genuine benefits or real-time demerits? Feb 22nd

Virtual education: Genuine benefits or real-time demerits? – districtadministration.com Twenty-six states operate publicly funded online schools, many of which don’t have safeguards that prevent kids from cheating. Read more » The Atlantic   Continue Reading Virtual education: Genuine benefits or real-time demerits? – districtadministration.com
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Education on wheels: Santa Barbara middle schoolers learn on the road Feb 21st

Education on wheels: Santa Barbara middle schoolers learn on the road – districtadministration.com Many schools across the U.S. have cut back on recess and athletic offerings, but Santa Barbara Middle School views cycling as a vital part of the school’s educational philosophy. Between special cycling trips and commuting to and from campus, students and staff […]
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