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Discovery Education and 3M announce national finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Each finalist will have an exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during a unique summer mentorship program where the finalist will be challenged to identify an everyday problem and create an innovative solution. As part of the world-renowned program, mentors will provide guidance as the finalist develops their idea from a concept into an actual prototype, which they will present during the competition’s final event at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

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Tucson schools to dump software system

Calling the purchase of $10 million software a "failed experiment," the Tucson Unified School District is ready to dump the system after years of unsuccessfully trying to implement it.

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New Mexico students get early start on school year with K-3 Plus

Monday marked the second week of school for about 1,600 Las Cruces Public Schools children participating in 25 extra days of learning through the K-3 Plus Program.

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After years of cuts, LA Unified reveals plans to restore arts education

It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

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Follett partners with Random House to offer popular titles in eBook format

Available in time for back to school in August, Follett’s eBook customers will now be able to purchase Random House eBooks and lend them to students. The partnership gives librarians the opportunity to enhance their collections with many of the most sought-after titles.

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Effort by Sioux Falls schools reduces bullying

Bullying reports have gone down since the Sioux Falls School District implemented a bully prevention model two years ago, but the program has not yet fulfilled its promise of empowering students to stick up for their peers, school officials say.

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Don Brann's biggest challenge yet: saving Inglewood schools

The former administrator has revitalized struggling school districts before, but he has never faced the massive financial burdens of Inglewood Unified.

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Voucher schools don't always take special needs students

With choice programs poised to go statewide, some Wisconsin lawmakers have voiced concern that students with disabilities will be left behind.

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Centinela Valley (Calif.) high school district to open two charter schools for wayward adults

The Centinela Valley Union High School District is opening two charter schools that will cater to adults -- one for inmates of the Los Angeles County jail system and the other for people who have dropped out of high school.

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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

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