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Okla. legislative committee questions legality of AP courses in public schools

The legality of teaching Advanced Placement courses in Oklahoma public schools was raised during a House Common Education Committee hearing. The proposed bill would direct the state Board of Education to review the AP U.S. history guidelines and bar the use of state funds for these courses.

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More high school seniors taking early admissions to college

An increasing number of high school seniors are taking advantage of early admission programs. The number of colleges offering earlier deadlines has increased by about 7 percent in the last five years, according to the College Board. And most of those colleges report that they are receiving more early applications.

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Philadelphia approves five new charter schools

The Pennsylvania city's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, approved five new charters of the 39 that applied in a contentious meeting marked by protests, shouting and arrests.

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New York compels school districts to lower barriers to immigrants

Twenty school districts found to be blocking access for undocumented immigrant children will be forced to modify their enrollment policies to break down illegal barriers to education, according to the attorney general's office.

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Engaging students online and offline

Effective teachers weave engagement elements in their classes casually and effortlessly while average teachers try to deliver content. There is no question content is important but if a teacher is merely delivering content, there is really no difference between a UPS driver and a teacher.

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Ohio aid to charter schools could reach nearly $1 billion

If more students decide to attend charters next school year, charter school funding in Ohio will creep to nearly $1 billion a year, under Gov. John Kasich's schools budget, estimates show.

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Teenagers push their school to really support safe sex

High schoolers in Hanover, New Hampshire are pushing for a new policy that would make free condoms available in their nurse’s office, saying that it’s important to expand access to contraception among sexually active teens.

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Teachers given the power to differentiate with Compass Learning

Compass Learning has added GoQuest, a differentiation, inquiry- and project-based learning tool that matches more than 40,000 learning activities and projects to specific student interests and preferences.

Movement revolution needed for healthy kids

In order to comply with impending Oregon regulations, we need to change the way we look at physical activity and kids. It is not some frill compared with core education activities. It should be a high-­priority activity, and an action item for communities.

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Florida district partners to boost language development

Alachua County Public Schools has signed an agreement to deploy Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant online programs in 10 schools to help students improve their language, literacy and reading skills.