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What's become of Philadelphia's comprehensive high schools?

Students who had loved coming to school are left now with a sterile learning environment. Kids are shoved into college-prep classes, regardless of their wants or desires.

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Extron expands new Cable Cubby Series/2 lineup

The compact Cable Cubby 500 and mid-size Cable Cubby 700 join the previously-announced Cable Cubby 1200 low-profile enclosure and Cable Cubby 1400 double-sided enclosure, offering four unique, conference room cable management solutions that complement any furniture style or room décor.

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New Edgenuity summer school stories demonstrate success of online learning models outside the traditional school year

After serving over 100,000 summer school students in 2013, Edgenuity looks forward to continuing to partner with schools and districts across the country on innovative summer school programs that drive increased student engagement and academic achievement.

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The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) to host SXSWedu Workshop

The LRMI workshop is specifically aimed at learning resource creators, tagging services providers, and educators at all levels interested in content that is optimized for personal learning.

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Initiative to boost college success among low-income students through greater business involvement with high schools announced by College Summit at White House

The initiative will leverage the inspirational leadership of CEOs; the personal stories of their employees who have risen above difficult circumstances to have successful careers; and specific professional pathways that these companies' Talent and Human Resources departments will provide to College Summit students.

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Smithsonian and ePals challenge kids globally to solve real-world problems in Third Annual Invention Competition

The Challenge honors K12 student winners whose creative inventions best demonstrate the Spark!Lab process of invention, with a patent filing and Camp Invention scholarship among the prizes.

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BOXLIGHT announces release of Eco Projector Series

The Eco series includes six projectors ranging from 2600-3200 lumens and offers both standard throw XGA/WXGA, and fixed short-throw XGA/WXGA.

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UClass offers school districts new crowdsourced curriculum solution

UClass.io For Schools is a centralized, searchable district-wide resource exchange that lets teachers share, find and organize resources that are created for the new Common Core standards.

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NBC News and National Science Foundation launch the “Science and Engineering Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games” video series

The enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Olympics’ hockey host Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world’s foremost sporting event.

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Three school leaders named finalists for Nation's Top Assistant Principal

A national winner will be selected from these finalists in February and all state and national honorees will be recognized at an April black-tie gala in Washington, DC.