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Could 'hygiene hypothesis' be defense against food allergies?

Some physicians concede the five-second rule has been bandied about as symbolic to a defense against burgeoning numbers of children developing food allergies, particularly potentially deadly nut allergies.

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Discovery Education, Texas ASCD, and Texas Association of School Administrators host summit on STEM education and the transition to digital classrooms

Held at Grand Prairie High School and streamed live nationwide, the event featured both national and state education and business leaders, elected officials and students who discussed the challenges facing the next generation and the skills required to address them, as well as the critical role that digital learning plays in preparing Texas students to meet those challenges.

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Grit, optimism and other buzzwords in the way of education

Unrelated to new technologies, or digital literacy, 21st Century Skills are all about desirable character traits. I’m all for a move away from dependence on standardized test scores, but the focus on “character” is suspect.

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Newspaper, professors create tool to help parents find ideal schools

The Boston Globe worked with two professors from the College of the Holy Cross to build an online tool, Dreamschool Finder, to help parents locate the public school system that best suits their kids.

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'Leveling' at Philadelphia schools is raising anxiety

"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.

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Online application woes make students anxious and put colleges behind schedule

With early admission deadlines looming for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions.

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Superintendent turns technology against dropout rate

Oklahoma Superintendent Joe Kitchens is focusing on a strong telecommunications network and analyzing student data through various platforms to raise his district's 63 percent graduation rate.

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Administrators must rise above Common Core controversy

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation.

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Schools take the boring out of long bus rides

Innovations ranging from on-board music to digital mapping and alternative fuels are making long bus rides better experiences for students while also helping districts make transportation more efficient.

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Onondaga Central Schools (N.Y.) hires new superintendent

The Onondaga Central School District has hired Robin L. Price, a principal in the Oneida City School District, as its new superintendent.

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