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  • Teaching Musical Instruments In South Windsor Through Technology

    Teaching Musical Instruments In South Windsor Through Technology
    Technology has become a valuable learning tool. Teachers use technology to enhance the classroom environment and help students learn. South Windsor High School guitar teacher Jeremiah Crowley is taking advantage of technology by having his students learn...
  • Intern Plots Facebook Connections Map

    Intern Plots Facebook Connections Map
    What did you do on your internship in college? Facebook intern Paul Butler was working with the location data the website collects on each of it's users. He matched 10 million pairs of friends and their locations. What he found according to his blog post...
  • California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...
  • To give their children a better education, parents launch new school

    To give their children a better education, parents launch new school
    Maria Melendrez's daughter thrived for three years at the Julian Nava Learning Academy, a sparkling middle-school campus in South L.A. where she was pushed to excel. But Melendrez feared what would come next for her daughter. She could send her to...
  • Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story

    Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story
    Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable. Encouraging students...
  • Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

    Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
    The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase...
  • Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules

    Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules
    At a women's college, gender should be the easiest qualification for entry. That's no longer the case. Women's colleges across the country are reconsidering their admission policies to adapt to a changing world in which gender norms are being challenged...
  • L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads

    L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads
    IPads or Chromebooks? Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology. Under a new plan, 27 schools that...
  • Stanford teams with teacher union CTA to train for Common Core

    Stanford University is joining with the state's largest teachers union to prepare schools for new learning goals that will change the way California students are taught and tested. The project, which formally launches this week, initially involves...
  • Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat

     Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat
    The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard from a school reverend. "You win some, you lose some," Susan Young told the group. It's perfectly OK, she said, to have trouble...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...