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Mascots by any other name

Mascots with names like the Orientals and the Redskins will no longer be cheering on student athletes in some schools. Districts across the county are coming under fire from civil rights groups for perpetuating negative cultural stereotypes that could impact students’ view of a diverse society.

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Web Seminar: Google for Education & the Digital Evolution of Learning

Learn how administrators in the Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., built and launched a 1:1 program for all 3,500 students using Google Chromebooks. Presenters will discuss how Chromebooks and Google for Education enable schools to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities.

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Web Seminar: Google for Education & the Digital Evolution of Learning

Learn how administrators in the Leyden High School District 212 in Franklin Park, Ill., built and launched a 1:1 program for all 3,500 students using Google Chromebooks. Presenters will discuss how Chromebooks and Google for Education enable schools to use the power and simplicity of the web for unlimited teaching and learning opportunities.

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International students boost U.S. enrollment

Districts hurting financially are recruiting tuition-paying foreign students to increase enrollment and diversity. The number of high school students coming to the United States with an F-1 education visa increased to nearly 65,500 in 2012.

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Austin expands single-gender school choices

Two of Austin ISD’s middle schools will begin operating as single-gender schools next fall. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Garcia Middle School and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Pearce Middle School will enroll 600 sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and will focus on college readiness.

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Games students play in NYC

Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, recently got a two-week break from regular class work to build a giant Rube Goldberg machine. The project required students to use physics and geometry skills to build a complex scheme of pulleys and tubes to accomplish the simple act of popping a balloon.

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Lasers, electronics and robotics energize STEAM Carnival

A carnival with a twist is coming to the West coast this spring. Instead of eating cotton candy and riding Ferris wheels, students will navigate a laser maze and measure their strength in volts—all while learning engineering skills.

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Transforming schools in just two hours

Students at Frazier International Magnet School in Chicago were treated to a fresh-painted gymnasium, classrooms and hallways thanks to School Makeover, a national charity team-building program that equips groups of 500 to 1,000 people to make over a local school in two hours.

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Product Focus: Interaction made simple with projectors

The latest interactive projectors can turn any surface into an interactive whiteboard, allowing for greater collaboration between teachers and students. Digital pens, 3D images and mobile connectivity can help educators create more engaging learning experiences.

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Middle school kicks off Boston Marathon-based curriculum

The town of Hopkinton, Mass., has served as the starting point for Boston Marathon since 1924. Now, Hopkinton Middle School is incorporating the town’s historical connection with the iconic race into a new curriculum called “Desire to Inspire.”

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