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Educators combat “creativity crisis” in art instruction

Creativity is a necessary skill in the modern workplace, and in a 2010 survey by IBM, American CEOs identified it as the best predictor of career success. But those same CEOs said they believed that Americans were becoming less innovative.

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Schools create social opportunities for disabled kids

At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.

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Louisiana schools implementing emergency plans

The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”

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State education board unlikely to add evolution disclaimers to Texas science books

State Board of Education members are slated to adopt the new biology books this week after discussing potential changes in hearings that begin Wednesday. The materials need board approval to be on the state’s recommended list of textbooks and e-books.

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Seclusion rooms used 23,000 times in Connecticut schools

Seclusion rooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some have windows or padding. Typically, children are placed in the rooms alone and are not allowed to leave until an adult allows them to do so. Often, the rooms are small in size.

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Idaho parents file claim against school district over carpet concerns

In Tuesday's filed tort claim, parents say the school district was warned of dangerous gasses coming from the carpet glue and didn't warn parents or fix the problem for years.

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Arkansas will stop paying schools to integrate

The funds, totaling more than $1 billion, have been put toward transporting students to attend schools where they would be the minority and building magnet schools that were racially balanced.

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Average class size increases at NYC schools: report

Class sizes at New York City public schools have increased for the sixth consecutive year, according to a preliminary report from the city’s Department of Education.

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Building steam under science, technology, engineering, math and the arts

The dearth of women in technology professions or girls taking STEM classes has been well-documented. But I found reason for hope recently during an afternoon with young girls studying STEAM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics education, during full-day workshops on six consecutive Saturdays.

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There’s a thin line between entertainment and education

In today’s world of flashing screens and iPods, entertaining is partially what the education system needs to be — sometimes just to keep up.

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