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The NEA, AASA and HOPE Foundation to Host National Forum on School Improvement

Educational Leaders from State to school building levels throughout the country will convene on April 12–13 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City outside of Washington, D.C. to discuss what is working in improving low-performing schools.

Executive Education Is Ripe for Online Disruption

The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.

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Many High Schoolers Giving Up on STEM

High school students aren't sticking with STEM. Even though the number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to surge in the years to come, close to 60 percent of the nation's students who begin high school interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, change their minds by graduation.

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Nutmeg Education Revolutionizes Classroom Assessment and Intervention

Nutmeg Education is making waves with a totally unique way to use teacher-created resources from across the country for student assessment and intervention.

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LearningStation™ Insight Platform now offers ACT Prep & EOC Assessments

January 30, 2013 LearningStation™, a leading provider of customizable K-12 student assessment software is pleased to announce the launch of its High School Item Bank, providing districts with ACT Prep and EOC Assessment content.

Chicago High School Uses Pets for Student Stress Relief

The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.

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Oregon's Year-Over-Year High School Graduation Rate Flat at 68 Percent

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

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Colorado Teacher's Racy Twitter Posts Under Investigation

Carly McKinney, a teacher in the Cherry Creek, Colo. School District, has been put on paid leave as the district investigates her Twitter account, CBS Denver reports. The 23-year-old, who teaches math at Overland High School in Aurora, reportedly has a Twitter account filled with racy pictures and posts about smoking pot.

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California Republican Lawmakers Propose Training School Staff in Gun Use

A group of seven Republican state legislators on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would allow school districts to use state funds to give firearm training to staff so they are equipped to ward off campus attackers.

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School Assesses Procedures After Attempted Kidnapping

Changes are under way at one San Mateo school after a 9-year-old girl was taken by a stranger. Fortunately, the little girl escaped by kicking the man and running back to the school. Police have made an arrest.

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