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California school integrates play with learning

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Imagine going to a school without desks or worksheets. Learning takes place while sitting on couches, using computers, playing video games on plasma…read more

Brown v. Board of Education and the Story of Prince Edward County Schools – Lesson Plan

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More than 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. Although the victory had been won in the courtroom, it would take the next decade and beyond for the law to be implanted in the American public school system. Continue reading

California court knocks down teacher tenure

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In a landmark decision, a California judge declared the state’s strong tenure laws for public school teachers are unconstitutional. This move could make it easier to fire ineffective teachers. Continue reading

BMW apprenticeship paves road to unique opportunities

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Twenty-nine-year-old Dustin Reid is part of the BMW apprenticeship program that is like a typical apprenticeship model, which offers on the job training…read more

Healthy school lunch menus spark political food fight

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The Healthy Hunger-Free Act that First Lady Michelle Obama championed in 2010 is getting criticism from some school administrators and Republicans in Congress who say that the healthy food requirements have led to burdensome costs and more food in the garbage cans. Continue reading

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