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Study: Positive school climate helps deter drug use

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Democrat and education reformer George Miller set to retire from Congress

Miller, 68, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, worked closely with Rep. John Boehner and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy to pass "No Child Left Behind" in 2002.

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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

At first glance, Quiet Time looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can't sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds

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Charter schools should educate, not discriminate

More research must be focused on how charters could be better structured to serve ELLs, and charters schools’ admissions procedures should be examined with more scrutiny to ensure that they are completely fair.

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Adaptive leadership, Common Core integration, and the student inquiry model among topics explored in new Discovery Education webinar series

Offered to educators nationwide at no cost, this series commences with a conversation on adaptive leadership featuring Ed Massey, immediate past president of the National School Boards Association.

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School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

While cuts and bruises were the most common injuries at 40 percent, fractures accounted for 12 percent, brain injuries for 10 percent and sprains and strains another 7 percent. The vast majority of injuries — 96 percent — were the result of an assault.

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Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Experts say many teens are struggling with untreated mental illness -- yet, school officials around the country are grappling with the best way to offer mental health services in a patchwork, underfunded system.

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Tennessee Department of Education names Skyward a preferred vendor

With Skyward, Tennessee school districts will benefit from a comprehensive web-based system that integrates all the key elements to manage student learning in one centralized system that minimizes data entry and ensures accuracy.

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Florida officials propose nearly 100 changes to Common Core

Aimed at incorporating public input and assuaging criticism, the new recommendations include adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

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Nokia Education Delivery System wins 2013 PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Award

The GLPDN uses the Diagnostic Teaching Model (DTM) developed by the International Reading Association, a worldwide membership association of reading teachers and literacy researchers, to support the training of literacy instructors in developing countries.

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