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Five Failing Colo. Schools to Lose Money Supposed to Help Them Improve

The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If Proposal 1 Fails

Roy Roberts, the emergency financialmanager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot proposal that would affirm the state's ability to take over financially struggling school districts and municipalities.

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Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.

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BadgeStack Selected for Pioneering Program

Using the innovative BadgeStack learning platform, Longwood University in Farmville, Va., is offering a post-secondary readiness MOOC program for high-school students this year.

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2012 High School Dropouts in America Survey Released on Nov. 14

Results from the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey will be released via press release on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. PST.

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Moses Lake School District 161 Adopts Live Online Speech Therapy

To help address a shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Moses Lake School District 161 in Moses Lake, Washington, adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students.

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Educator who Quits Over iPad Initiative Has a Change of Heart after Online Training

Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, CA recently embarked on a district-wide iPad initiative. While most of the educators grasped the transition to the tablets in their instruction, one teacher in particular struggled.

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Exploring the Link Between Chocolate and Geometry

Watch Nigel Nisbet, director of content creation at MIND Research Institute, tell a TED-X audience how teaching a geometry lesson with different shaped chocolate bars set him on a path to helping develop game-based math lessons based on the neuroscience of learning.

Westport, Conn. Schools Using Election As Teaching Tool

Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.

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Alabama School District Closing Achievement Gaps

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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