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STEAM: Adding art to STEM education

The arts instill skill sets for students pursuing any field of study. When combined with STEM subjects, the skills learned through art allow for true innovation, or STEAM.

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The Business of: 9 ways to better manage energy in your district

Focusing on energy management can bring large savings. From using special software to enlisting the help of outside advisors, district leaders can leverage tools and best practices to manage energy consumption and thereby reduce costs.

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Students learn to code without computers

Students enrolled at the Scholars Working Overtime program in Las Vegas wrote programming code on pen and paper until funds were raised to bring a computer lab to the program.

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Farm town develops education success formula

While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.

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New Nebraska state education commissioner wants adaptable schools

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

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How Michigan's schools teach music, drama, painting and more

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

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Cursive still has place in educational process

Even though many young people used to computers and cell phone correspondence no doubt wonder why they’d even need such handwriting ability, a good number of educators rightly believe good penmanship shouldn’t be erased from the old standards of reading, writing and arithmetic.

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A public school in private hands

New Haven, Conn., turned to a private company to turn around one of its most troubled schools. Read about how order has been restored to the school's hallways and what academic progress students are making.

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What’s ahead for New York City charters?

New York City’s expansive charter school network may be in trouble. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who takes office this month, says he plans to charge charters rent for using space in school buildings and to stop new charters from opening.

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Program raises awareness, offers solutions to bullying in schools

TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.

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