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Georgia district partners with university to tackle childhood obesity

Third-grade students from five Colquitt Elementary Schools are doing something different with PE. Thanks to the “Action Packed Family” program, these kids are learning how to fight obesity by eating healthy and staying active.

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Where's my Wi-Fi?

The wireless networks at six high schools in the Madison County Schools in Alabama are now humming at full power after administrators figured out how to prevent a new wave of new smartphones, tablets and other devices from overwhelming bandwidth capacity.

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Instruction in motion brings PE into classroom

Each afternoon between social studies and math, Marilynn Szarka’s third-grade students in Philadelphia start to get droopy. Szarka instructs everyone to stand up and spread out while she dims the lights, closes the door and flips on the interactive whiteboard that will take them on an aerobic adventure.

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Schools coping with Common Core turbulence

The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in classrooms nationwide this school year has been “bumpy” as states struggle to provide professional development for teachers, align curricular materials and create assessments that adequately measure the standards, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Teacher’s start-up fills digital literacy gap for students with autism

A first-of-its-kind online learning platform--developed by a special education teacher--is bringing critical digital and life skills to Philadelphia students with autism and developmental disorders.

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Latest SAT overhaul aligns with Common Core

The newly redesigned SAT will be more in line with the Common Core standards. Beginning in 2016, it will test students on what they’re learning from their high school curriculum and measure skills needed for college and career readiness.

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Corporate eye on education

Some of the world’s most powerful companies are increasing their influence in K12 education by funding programs that blend workforce development with public service.

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Why principals should be wary of homework

Few topics generate as much debate in education as homework. Experts disagree on its educational value, and research offers little clarification. Teachers and parents vary in how much homework they think children should do. So where do principals fit into the homework system?

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Rethinking professional learning in the digital age

When planning the implementation of a huge technology initiative, where audio enhancement and camera technologies would be placed in 552 classrooms over the summer of 2013, one school district's technology director says he knew that the key to success was rethinking how professional learning is delivered.

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Protecting student data in the age of marketing and advertising

District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights, technology experts say.

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