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New Jersey schools to teach social media

Students in grades 6 through 8 will take class that will teach appropriate use of various social media sites

People Watch: Former N.C. governor leads new nonprofit

Also: New York state lawmakers call for delay in Common Core tests

Transgender students win rights under new California law

Student Success and Opportunity Act allows transgender students to participate in all school activities irrespective of the gender listed on records

Are gifted students slighted in schools?

Author of guidebook says highest achievers have become an 'afterthought'

Award makes Wisconsin district a model for quality

Pewaukee School District wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Students travel the world with a computer and projector

Google+ program helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school

U.S. seeks global solutions to stagnant scores

U.S. students score average in reading and science, below average in math on international assessment

Push for more sleep for high schoolers intensifies

Early start times don’t match the adolescent biological clock, one expect says

A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

St. Louis-area high school renovated to allow for more flexible, collaborative spaces

People Watch: Carmen Fariña takes helm of New York City Public Schools

Also: Dana T. Bedden becomes superintendent of Richmond Public Schools in Virginia