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Web Seminar: Google for Education & the Digital Evolution of Learning

Learn how administrators in the Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., built and launched a 1:1 program for all 3,500 students using Google Chromebooks. Presenters will discuss how Chromebooks and Google for Education enable schools to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities.

Web Seminar: Google for Education & the Digital Evolution of Learning

Learn how administrators in the Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., built and launched a 1:1 program for all 3,500 students using Google Chromebooks. Presenters will discuss how Chromebooks and Google for Education enable schools to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities.

International students boost U.S. enrollment

Districts hurting financially are recruiting tuition-paying foreign students to increase enrollment and diversity. The number of high school students coming to the United States with an F-1 education visa increased to nearly 65,500 in 2012.

Austin expands single-gender school choices

Two of Austin ISD’s middle schools will begin operating as single-gender schools next fall. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Garcia Middle School and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Pearce Middle School will enroll 600 sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and will focus on college readiness.

Games students play in NYC

Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, recently got a two-week break from regular class work to build a giant Rube Goldberg machine. The project required students to use physics and geometry skills to build a complex scheme of pulleys and tubes to accomplish the simple act of popping a balloon.

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