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Schools getting smart in use of smartphones

Two Louisiana high schools plan to use their students’ smartphones for classroom instruction this coming school year.

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More students are taking both the ACT and SAT

As if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test.

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Minecrafting the classroom

Perhaps this is the closest way kids can live science: by experiencing environmental destruction, safely, inside a game scenario like Minecraft.

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Council to study extended learning programs at Texas schools

In three-hour extended school day program, students complete homework, join in social development activities and get additional recess time.

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Illinois governor signs law requiring major-injury insurance for school athletes

The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.

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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

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Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

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Princeton (N.J.) schools require headgear for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey

It’s a requirement that school officials hope to introduce in successively higher grades as the years go by, until students in sixth through 12th grades are all wearing headgear during those sports.

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SickWeather offers free outbreak alerts

The alert system is built upon Sickweather's patent-pending process that distills reports of illnesses from social media services like Twitter and Facebook, which was used to identify the early 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the CDC.

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Apex High Academy wins first Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award

The Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award was established on the occasion of Mr. Weill’s 80th birthday. Mr. Weill, a distinguished banker and financier, founded NAF in 1982 and the organization has grown to over 500 academies in 39 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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