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Farming for the summer

Forty high school students from Tennessee and Kentucky spent their summer growing healthy food for themselves and the poor and homeless in their community.

Training needed to prevent physical, sexual abuse in schools

Nearly one in 10 K12 students are sexually abused by teachers, coaches, principals and other personnel, according to the Department of Education. To combat a growing number of abuse cases, a California insurance provider is offering free online training courses to help district staff learn how to report abuse.

Florida renewing STEM commitment to rural communities

By 2018, Florida will have 411,000 STEM-related jobs, fourth highest among the 50 states, and 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

The constantly expanding world of mobile education means apps have become the tech of choice for implementing the Common Core. Administrators must now wade through hundreds of Common Core-aligned apps to determine which will get the best results.

Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading skills. But some researchers remain skeptical of its claim of increasing achievement without additional instruction.

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian. Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly require students to have expansive digital literacy skills.

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