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Schools move to repair damage after flubs on 9/11 anniversary

Two separate Boston-area school systems attempted to make amends after getting hit with criticism from students and parents for how their high schools handled the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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No child left untableted

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.”

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Serious games and the future of education

The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.

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Army looks to schools to find the next cyberwarriors

Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City,"has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 city students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

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‘Race to the Top’ for education a flop, report finds

The Obama administration’s signature $4 billion Race to the Top initiative, designed to spur far-reaching education reforms across the country and raise student achievement, is largely a failure, an analysis concludes.

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Report: 1 in 200 students busted in school

Arrests in Connecticut schools dropped 13.5 percent from 2008 to 2011, but hundreds of the arrests made in 2011 were for minor policy violations such as throwing erasers, shouting, or leaving class without permission, a new report says.

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One year in job, Jersey City schools superintendent's central office restructuring wins praise

One year after being hired to run the state’s second largest public school district, Jersey City Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles is reshaping the district’s central administration, most recently with the hiring of a chief academic officer.

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Wilkes-Barre area hires Prevuznak as superintendent

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board once again appointed Bernard Prevuznak as the permanent superintendent of the Pennsylvania district. The vote at Tuesday's meeting was 6-3, with Prevuznak signing a three-year contract. His one-year contract as acting superintendent expires this coming Sunday.

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Newport. R.I. hires new superintendent

Colleen Jermain, a graduate of Rogers High School and a current Middletown resident, will be leave her position as chief of staff performance and technology integration for Providence Schools to take the take the helm of the Newport District.

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