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Easton Area School District Cyber School to Launch in Jan.

Easton Area School District will join neighboring school districts by allowing students to take online courses next year.

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Budget Gives More for Utah Education, Especially Science

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

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Algebra for the Urban Student: Teacher Calls on Real-World Experience to Make Math Easy and Fun.

When Canaa Lee started teaching math at Little Rock Central High School, she knew she had her work cut out. With many students struggling with both literacy and numeracy, understanding mathematical concepts proved a challenge at best.

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MathFileFolderGames.com's New '4 Dice' Math App Introduces a Fun Way for Children to Learn Fractions on an iPhone or iPad

Fractions are a learning sore spot for many students. Learning them thoroughly is important for math proficiency from upper-elementary school all the way through college.

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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

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U.S. Lags in International Education Assessments

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures.

Looking to implement iPads in your district?


View the on-demand presentation from Steve Johnston, Director of Academic Technology at Archbishop Riordan High School and Chris Koeneman, Vice President of Sales in the Bluesocket Business Group of ADTRAN, for advice on how to make the most of these devices.

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Children’s Physical Activity Guidelines


Dr. Gregory Welk communicates the necessity of daily physical activity for children, provides guidelines for meeting daily activity requirements, and discusses the positive correlation between physical activity and classroom learning.

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East Asian Countries Lead Achievement in Mathematics, Science, and Reading

Students from Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong were top performers in fourth grade mathematics, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, according to results released today by IEA and the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College.

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