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Momma's Earth Science Kits

The EduCOMM 2007 conference, held June 19-21 in Anaheim, Calif., provided outstanding opportunities for educators from school districts and higher education institutions across the world to come together to share best practices and learn more about what the digital future holds for students and educators. While the presentations in the K12 education strand were diverse, several common themes emerged.

When kindergarten students in Cincinnati-area schools were tested on their basic reading skills last fall, examiners found that 13.5 percent of the children needed intensive instructional support in phoneme segmentation fluency-dividing the different sounds, or phonemes, of a word. When tested at the end of kindergarten, only 2.7 percent of the children still needed that help.

A year ago when the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado was considering ways to fund a GPS tracking system so dispatchers would know the location of buses, officials asked, Why not use the buses themselves to generate the needed cash?

The Clarkstown Central School District is located in a largely residential middle to upper class community in Rockland County, New York, 25 miles from New York City, and has a population of more than 70,000 residents.

As one of five finalists last year for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, often called America's Nobel Prize for urban education, the Jersey City Public Schools reached the pinnacle of the nation's best performing school districts.

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