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New Test Shows Teens Not So Tech-Savvy

Administrators at Putnam County Elementary School in Eatonton, Ga., are an ambitious group, and they don't want any first-year teachers to fail. In fact, school leaders are providing new teachers with nearly all they need to succeed.

Faced with mounting pressure to improve standardized test scores, school districts across the country are seeking ways to focus intervention efforts on students who have the greatest risk of performing poorly on those high stakes tests. The challenge is how to reliably identify those students.

As the new construction consultant for Jessamine County Schools in Nicholasville, Ky., Pete Royse spent most workdays managing thousands of details involving the building of the Jessamine Career & Technology Center (JCTC), which was scheduled to open in Aug. 2006.

Why write a book about homework?

In 2003 when Pam Sloan was principal at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo., she began exploring different ways administrators and teachers could be more effective at delivering quality education.

A professional convention is a bustling biological community in which each individual plays a highly specialized role. Among the various species are predators, scavengers and, alas, prey. The following is an introductory guide to the major birds that one is sure to encounter at a first convention or a fiftieth.

Games Students Play

Uncovering the Fountain of Youth

The Quest Network is planning a trip for fourth- to eigth- grade teachers and students. The virtual trip to a cluster of Central American villages where inhabitants live some of the longest, healthiest lives on the planet is scheduled for January 2007.

With a profusion of VHS tapes, an old analog TV system and conventional projectors, the Edina (Minn.) Public School District was ready for a digital makeover.

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