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Alternative education for troubled Calif. students raises questions

Across America, alternative schools have become the proverbial safety net for troubled students when all else fails.

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Classroom Facebook proposal sparks NW Ind. debate

Portage Township District officials are revising policies to deal with changes in technology, such as allowing the use of electronic devices, including cellphones and tablets, within the classrooms for educational purposes.

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Mentally troubled students overwhelm Minn. schools

In an era of tight budgets, Minnesota has retreated from more intensive adolescent mental health treatment options, at times leaving schools as a setting of last resort for students with problems ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder.

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School grade ‘safety net’ vote opens new rifts in Fla.

The state Board of Education’s decision last week to inflate school grades for a second year was widely praised by parents and educators, but it also exposed a hard-to-miss rift between the closest allies of former Gov. Jeb Bush and those who back Gov. Rick Scott.

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Calif. school districts moving quickly to meet national education standards

Their chatter filled the hall as they worked together on ways to keep kids from giving up on a troublesome formula, techniques for demonstrating multiple solutions to a single problem and methods for encouraging students to learn more from each other.

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Chromebooks gain ground in the education market; but most educators still prefer iPads

According to the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, 81 percent of respondents had adopted or planned to adopt an iPad, up from 73.5 percent in 2012, while 31 percent had adopted or planned to adopt a Chromebook, up from 14 percent in 2012.

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Arts education strong on La.

The arts-in-education movement began in the early 1980s when the Getty Art Education Institute in California developed teacher training to incorporate the visual art in teaching language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. This method was known as Discipline Based Arts Education (DBAE). The name has changed over the years, but the concepts remain the same.

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Boston’s education mayor?

Two decades after the Education Reform Act of 1993 set the ambitious, but so far elusive, goal of raising all students to academic proficiency, there is growing momentum behind a fundamental rethinking of urban education that some believe could provide the foundation to actually reach that goal.

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American education and the IQ trap

A national survey in 2011 found that the predominant method of assessment, by far, is the administration of IQ tests and standardized academic tests.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s youngest high school principal takes reins at N.C. school

Rosenbach recently was named principal of William A. Hough High School, becoming, at 36, the youngest high school principal in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

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