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Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

Booktrack Classroom allows students to create synchronized soundtracks for any kind of digital text

Farming for the summer

Students grow fruits and vegetables to raise funds for the poor and homeless

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School libraries with more staff and larger collections lead to stronger academic performance, a study says

Florida renewing STEM commitment to rural communities

Nine out of 10 jobs created in the state before the end of the decade will be in STEM-related fields

Common Core app adoption: Tips for administrators

Superintendents should provide an overall vision for Common Core and digital technology goals

How schools can save money when budgets are tight

Schools can save--without compromising instruction--by managing class size, streamlining special ed meetings

Training needed to prevent physical, sexual abuse in schools

California insurance provider offering free online training courses

More quality teachers needed for poor students

Report finds poor students and students of color less likely to be taught by a highly effective teacher

Can see-through backpacks prevent school violence?

In 2010-11, 21 students died violent deaths in schools, and among 15-to-18-year-olds, 14 out of every 1,000 students were victims of violence

Wealthy backers invest in Utah preschoolers

Granite School District receives first-of-its-kind, $4.6 million social impact bond from Goldman Sachs

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