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When memorization gets in the way of learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information.

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Idaho schools chief admits to missteps in education reform plan

Nearly a year after voters trounced Tom Luna’s Students Come First proposals in a referendum, the state schools superintendent acknowledged he did not do enough to make the plan transparent or to involve Idahoans.

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North Carolina could get 170 new charter schools in 2015

State education officials said 170 charter groups met the deadline last Friday to submit letters of intent to be considered for opening in August 2015. Depending on how many meet a Dec. 6 deadline to submit an application, the state’s lineup of 130 charter schools could be in for a huge expansion.

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Philly schools open with fewer counselors and many concerns

Philadelphia schools opened Monday amid the district's well-documented fiscal woes and drastically reduced staffing levels.

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Lake County (Fla.) sets new school-busing fee

Thousands of Lake County students who lost bus service this school year will soon be able to pay for the bus rides. Other students, meanwhile, will get free rides to school if their walking route is considered dangerous by a new School Board-created standard.

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New inclusive approach helps Illinois schools fight bullying

In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.

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Be a source for our story on mobile device management

iPads tablets, and smartphones are enhancing classroom assignments, homework and content sharing between students and teachers. What solutions are districts using to make sure these devices are secure, functioning properly, and being used only for educational purposes? If you can be a source for our story, please follow the link to contact us.

ASCD Kicks Off Yearlong "Membership Means More" Campaign, Announces Insurance Benefits

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced today new benefits available to current and future members as part of a yearlong rollout of new member perks and benefits during the association's "membership means more" campaign.

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A school driven by phys ed

Instead of cutting back on phys ed classes, Urban Dove Team Charter School in New York is using sports as a hook to draw in at-risk students.

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