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Problem: Middle school math students in Canton City (Ohio) School District were performing below average on state assessment exams and not making AYP.

We know how to design buildings for minimal heat loss, says Professor Stephen Hempell, but "no one knows how to prevent learning loss." Hempell isn't being pessimistic, and he is well aware of research showing that physical variables such as air quality, temperature and noise can have an effect on learning.


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The FUTURE ARRIVES IN WEST Philadelphia on Sept. 7, a first-of-its-kind building and concept in the world of how K-12 public school should operate.

It began as a typical teenage scuffle: someone said something about someone's girlfriend, whose friends felt compelled to retaliate.

Most students hate assigned seating. However, in Karen Hull's classroom at the Little River School in Kansas, the students requested it over and over. That's because Hull, a middle school language arts and social studies teacher, grouped her students by learning styles.

Maryland School Offers First Homeland Security Program

High school students at Harford County Public Schools in Bel Air, Md., will get the nation's first taste in disaster preparedness, high-level computer science and law enforcement over the next few years.

When's the last time you had one of those moments when popular culture or non-educator friends or even a board member said something about education so nonsensical that it made you crazy, but also scared you into thinking that maybe a lot of people felt this way?