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Schools need more rigor to prep students for post-high school life

Most students who took the ACT risk falling behind in college and lack the skills necessary to join the modern workforce, according to a report from the company that offers the test. Meanwhile, 31 percent of students tested did not meet any of the assessment’s college benchmarks.

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Students work with U.S. Air Force to solve real-world STEM problems

Developing small robotic helicopters that can navigate rooms on their own is a task usually left to engineering experts. But now, students seeking hands-on STEM experience can work with U.S. Air Force experts on this and other real military projects, including rescue technology and GPS satellites.

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Author chronicles "Rebirth of a great American school system”

David Kirp’s book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools, is different from many education titles. While other authors go to great lengths examining where our schools fail, Kirp shows what works.

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Here's an easier way to find lessons online

Two-thirds of educators say that a major frustration in searching for instructional materials online is the number of irrelevant results, a 2013 survey found.

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Remedial reform moves to high schools

The substantial number of high school graduates who have to take remedial courses are more likely than other students to quit before earning a diploma. Now, districts in several states are working to better prepare students for college-level classes.

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New technology gives parents view of school day

New platforms are giving parents the chance to track their children’s progress without having to schedule a parent-teacher conference.

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Samsung invites public schools to compete in $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Since 2004, Samsung’s education programs have contributed more than $13 million* in technology to more than 500 public schools in the United States. Samsung continues to support children’s education by providing tools that empower young people to learn through a variety of STEM initiatives, including the company’s Summer Science Camps, Mobile Application Academies and a partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF).

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Raytheon mentors drive meaningful, measurable outcomes with students

Students who work with the Raytheon mentor network report increased interest in academics and improved grade performance. The MathMovesU mentoring programs provide students nationwide with hands-on, project-based learning, one-on-one tutoring, and real-life math and science applications – techniques that are proving highly effective.

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Wisconsin's School District of New Berlin chooses DecisionEd to provide data management, analytics and reports

DecisionEd announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of New Berlin, WI to enable data-driven decision making throughout their district with the implementation of the DecisionEd performance management solution. Under the agreement, DecisionEd will implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

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Cartoon Network expands STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP Campaign

The fall 2013 schedule of events also includes the world television premiere of the new movie, Contest, on Oct. 6, which centers on the story about a bully and his victim, and an original PSA to play on Cartoon Network throughout the coming year.

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