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Baton Rouge district to hire Common Core consultant

As the Common Core educational standards continue to be hotly debated in some parts of Louisiana, Baton Rouge school officials say they are determined to make the district's curriculum more rigorous and they want to hire a consultant to help.

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Online video 2013

The percent of adult internet users who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14 percent in 2009 to 31 percent today. The share of adult internet users who watch or download videos has also grown from 69 percent in 2009 to 78 percent, with mobile phones playing a key role.

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Five research-driven education trends at work in classrooms

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. Seemingly on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many classrooms. Here are the five most popular trends.

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Miami-Dade teens will receive digital entrepreneurship ed

Six hundred low-income South Florida students will benefit from a new Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program to help students build entrepreneurship and technology skills. The program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Arkansas district working to bridge the digital divide

The Little Rock School District is offering low-cost computers to families who may normally not be able to afford them. Recently, the Henderson Magnet Middle School gym was transformed into a type of shopping center where parents could buy refurbished computers for just $50.

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Transforming teens into tomorrow's tech titans

Forty-five New York City public high school students are taking big strides toward achieving their dreams by learning how to work together on creating fully functional, original cellphone apps that also have business plans.

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Business partnership teaches Tennessee high schoolers tech skills

Two dozen representatives from the Rutherford County Manufacturing Council in Tennessee spend part of an afternoon recently with 23 Oakland High students enrolled in the mechatronics program at Motlow College.

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Connecticut's Franklin district looks to hire new tech position

The Franklin School Department in Connecticut is requesting $30,000 to hire an additional technology specialist, saying the position will help with the transition into the new high-tech Franklin High School.

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Michigan school prepares students for high-tech auto jobs

By the time Brad Foley graduated from high school in 2012, he’d made a bicycle that served as an alternative energy source, providing enough power to light its own turn signals. He'd also helped craft a model of an eco-friendly dashboard for cars. He was well prepared for his part-time job helping to design plastic molds at Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., a Rochester Hills, Mich., supplier to automotive companies.

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Pa. district official wants high-tech recording devices on school buses

Easton Area School District buses might have digital recording devices by the time students return from holiday break next year. Chief Operating Officer Mike Simonetta proposes that the district replace its school bus camera equipment with digital recorders by January. He said about 60 of the district's 95 active buses still use VHS recorders.

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