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December 11, 2012

Governor Rick Scotts task force on higher education suggested that tuition rates be frozen, so that going to school for science would cost less than getting a liberal arts degree.

December 9, 2012

Free outdoor fitness zones are being built to fight obesity and encourage exercise

The social media site Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up: mug shots. It's the result of one local police department's effort to get wanted notices in front of more eyeballs.

With "classroom flipping," teachers record their classroom lectures online for students to watch at home. Classroom time is then used for problem solving and homework.

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the opening of police mini-stations in an effort to bring down the city's staggering homicide rate.

December 6, 2012

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December 4, 2012

WASHINGTON—Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.

School field trips turn to virtual technology due to budget cuts, digital advances

December 2, 2012

December 1, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) A Rochester police officer says a new effort to ensure parents send their children to school is focusing attention on the truancy problem in the New Hampshire city's schools.

November 29, 2012

Damien Newton reports on L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's creation of a Transit Corridors Cabinet (TCC) to coordinate the work of all City departments and agencies with the goal of producing a "more transit-oriented Los Angeles."

How Teachers Use Skype in Classrooms

S.F. called model for affordable housing

Nearly 50 years of protests, lawsuits and ballot battles over low-income housing have made San Francisco a nationwide model for efforts to keep urban America from becoming home to only the very rich or the very poor, according to a paper that will be released Wednesday.

The land-use struggles that continue today, along with the long-remembered urban renewal fights of the 1960s, make it easy to forget just how far the city has come toward a community-centered development plan, said Marcia Rosen, former director of the city's Redevelopment Agency and ...

November 27, 2012

A plan to revitalize a vacant lot in Phoenix has offered refugees a place to grow their own produce.

Smaller immigrant communities can face barriers to participating in prekindergarten programs, in particular lack of knowledge about the program, language barriers and enrollment logistics. Community-based organizations working with these communities can support outreach efforts and play a role in overcoming all of these barriers. This study presents findings from focus groups of a number of community-based organizations working with smaller immigrant populations in the Chicago metro area, and identifies a number of strategies that could be employed to support prekindergarten participation ...

Multi-touch desks helped students solve mathematical questions by working together.

Seated around a table is Judge Bill Anderson Jr., the court's coordinator Curt Wilson, three Veterans Affairs officials, two state prosecutors and a public defender. Nearby are several mentors and representatives from private drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012

Teachers at schools with their own gardens are bringing their classrooms to nature, encouraging students to plant, harvest and experiment with solar and wind energy.

Starting this fall, nearly 5,000 Boston teachers have been tapping away on laptops, tablets, or interactive white boards to post a host of information online: attendance, conduct and behavior, and grades on tests, term papers, and even homework. The School Department hopes the massive gathering of data will alert them more quickly to when and why students fall behind in school, or in certain subjects, and help teachers and administrators devise individualized plans to put students back on track.

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