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Research reveals how school science project experience prepares students for 21st century workplace success

The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation has released research that points to hands-on science projects as an effective method for improving students' mastery of competencies required by businesses and organizations across all industries.

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Ed-tech leaders to exchange strategies at national education technology conference

Thousands of educators from across the country will have an opportunity to explore emergent technologies, cutting-edge programs and a highly innovative ed-tech marketplace at FETC 2014, one of the largest conferences in the nation devoted entirely to education technology.

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Edgenuity wins four Education Software Review Awards

Edgenuity’s Common Core ELA courses were built to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards with new instruction, interactive learning tools, readings, assignments, and multimedia resources.

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Rapid Insight announces dynamic online learning series for predictive analytics

#DataTalk is a 30 minute online panel discussion where participants are Rapid Insight users as well as other related industry experts. Questions are asked about specific topics related to predictive analytics and data analysis.

Data rigging hangs over Ohio school-levy vote

Columbus City Schools’ data-rigging scandal involved deliberate cheating and hurt students, and those responsible should face criminal charges, respondents say in a new poll. A challenge for those supporting a 9.01-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot: 53 percent of likely voters say it should not be backed until the investigation is complete.

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New excavations begin at Fla. reform school

A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.

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Danbury, Conn. officials asked to adjust school redistricting plan

The Board of Education in Danbury, Conn. has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding. The changes would reduce school bus travel time for students who would be sent to different schools.

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Ousting of Thornton Township board president adds to district upset

Frustrated by years of tumult and alleged mismanagement, the teachers union president ticked off a series of complaints at a recent south suburban school district board meeting. Staff members at Thornton Township High School District 205, in Harvey, Ill., were being paid incorrectly, he said. Hiring had been delayed. Crucial school year planning hadn't started. And most absurdly, the board was deleting its policy against nepotism.

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More police planned at Nev. school after shooting

Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.

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Florida education commissioner half right on Common Core cost

One of the many complaints about Florida's move toward new school standards has centered on how much it will cost. But at a recent public hearing on the standards, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said cost shouldn't be a major factor.

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