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Too quiet on sex ed

Sex education curriculums are often characterized by opponents as programs that, by imparting sexual information and distributing contraceptives, simply encourage teenage sex. But actually, teens who have taken such a curriculum are more likely both to delay sexual activity and to use contraception correctly when they do have sex.

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Online charter schools pose risk to public system

This new model of schooling is exploding onto the U.S. education scene. Off-the-shelf courses, facilitated by distant and often lower-skilled educators, are much cheaper than running a physical school, meaning there are big profits to be made.

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Small N.H. town busing students to other schools due to construction delays at new school

About 100 Unity students may spend the entire academic year attending school in nearby Claremont due to construction delays at the new elementary school.

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Wake (N.C.) voters approve $810M school construction bond

The bond will be used to build 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, do major renovations to six schools and smaller upgrades to dozens of others and purchase land for future schools.

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High school dropouts are getting alternatives to the GED test

The General Education Development test for high school dropouts is becoming more difficult, more expensive, and available only on computer. Two alternative tests are set to enter the market from different providers, and states such as New York are abandoning the GED entirely.

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2013 National Summit On Education Reform to feature strategies on increasing choice, competition and teacher quality

Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world’s leading experts, will take on issues relating to: parental choice, teacher quality and developing strong school leaders. On October 17-18, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization’s sixth annual marquee education event.

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Recent attention on social and emotional skills redefines high-quality for pre-k programs

Hatch, Inc. launches WePlaySmart® 2.0 as an answer to the growing need to monitor social-emotional and behavioral development of the youngest learners in the classroom.

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South Carolina DOE selects Istation Reading for statewide initiative

South Carolina Department of Education has selected Istation Reading to provide reading instruction for the South Carolina Success Program, a statewide educational initiative that provides all public and open-enrollment charter school students in grades pre-K through 8 with free and unlimited access to computer-adaptive reading lessons in school and at home.

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Digital Signage Expo 2014 opens for registration

The theme will play a large role in almost every one of the seven DSE 2014 educational seminar tracks, with speakers expanding upon the different ways that return on investment (ROI) and return on objective (ROO) impact decision-making, with forward-looking perspectives on the industry.

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Socorro ISD launches Anonymous Alerts Anti-Bullying

The Socorro Independent School District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their 45 school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, gang-related issues and other sensitive topics through private messages sent on their mobile and computer Internet-enabled devices.

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