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Education and Video Games Are No Longer Enemies

People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right.

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Indianapolis Schools Starting Major Free Preschool Program

Indianapolis Public Schools is launching what it believes will soon be the state’s biggest publicly led preschool effort.

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Pa. District Puts Police in Elementary Schools

Bundled in their winter coats, students hopped off their buses and walked past an armed police officer standing at the entrance to Riverside Elementary West last week.

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Calif. School Saves Resources Through Digital Books, Assignments

As winter break ends, kids across Ventura County are returning to their backbreaking work — not their homework, but rather their lugging of heavy textbooks around school and sometimes all the way home.

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NYC Schools Chancellor 'Concerned' About Potential Bus Drivers' Strike

The city Department of Education says it is ready for a potential strike by school bus drivers.

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New Option Lets Boston Pick School for Child

Boston parents who do not get their choices of kindergartens for their children in the first round of the lottery now have the option of letting the School Department pick a school for them under a change that went into effect last week.

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‘Disciplinary Fees’ Show the Trouble With Charter Schools and Privatization

Our neighbors at MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry report that Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools is making some cash on the side by charging “disciplinary fees” to unruly students. The parents of one teenager, writes Traci Lee, had to pay close to $2,000 in fines for infractions including “an unkempt appearance and not making eye contact.”

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Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

"It's harder to change a school than it is to move a graveyard." Or, as it's also been said, "It's harder to change a history course than it is to change history." I think we can all agree that our schools should be among our most dynamic and innovative institutions; but despite the endless talk about school reform, they remain among our most ossified.

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Charter Schools Kick Out Far More Problem Students, But What is the Alternative?

Many educators on this blog complain that charter schools enjoy a critical edge over their non-charter counterparts: They have far more freedom to kick out problem students.

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Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI

By using myON Reader’s vast online library and involving the greater community, educators can transform how students think of reading

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