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There's a cheaper, more effective way to train teachers

Teacher apprenticeship can take many different forms, but at its core it means pairing a beginner teacher with an experienced “master teacher” who can both demonstrate effective teaching techniques—a good transition between a lesson and independent practice, for example—and then help the beginner adopt these techniques, reflect on them, and eventually forge his or her own unique style.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association explores wireless educational opportunities and parental controls

In this month's Wonder of Wireless video series and on its blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association shows how consumers may make the most of the educational opportunities of wireless, as well parental controls that monitor and manage children's wireless use to encourage responsible habits.

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The case for nagging kids about their homework

Making students care about school enough to give their best effort is an intractable problem for both parents and teachers. Research shows that many diligent, good students find a sharp fall off in motivation in the middle-school years.

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Pennsylvania Department of Education announces $1.7M in career and technical education equipment grants

Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq has announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for career and technical education programs.

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Aegis Identity Software named as one of 20 Most Promising Education Solution Providers

Designed specifically for P-20 Education Marketplace, the Trident Solution provides an Identity Management platform to automate provisioning/de-provisioning, identity synchronization, password management and user self-service.

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International Space Station crew to connect with Virginia students

Before the radio chat, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will address the Berkeley students to discuss current research activities on the orbiting laboratory and how a STEM curriculum could help students join the next generation of explorers

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Scholastic declares January "Get Book Fit" Month, calls all kids to read books to get their minds in shape

With the countdown to the Winter Games in full swing, Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, is calling all teachers and families to pledge January 2014 as "Get Book Fit" Month, and encourage their kids to train their brains by reading more books.

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Educational language mobile gaming fundraiser is launched on Indiegogo website

In an effort to create a language learning mobile game that is as enjoyable and entertaining as it is educational, Liu produced the West Journey Spell Force voice language game.

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106 high school students awarded $21,000 through 2014 Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

These annual scholarships recognize outstanding students, who, in the face of great adversity, have exhibited an admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities.

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Forbes' 30 Under 30: Ed tech and activism are reinventing education

This is the era of the edu-preneur, when being a K12 or higher ed professional can mean anything from cofounding a start-up with excess of $50 million in funding or launching a venture that uses the Kickstarter model to fund classrooms and libraries in at-risk communities.

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