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In his sweeping 2004 article, Preventing Early Reading Failure, Joseph Torgesen established that the reading skills students acquire in their earliest elementary years are critical predictors of their academic success throughout elementary, middle, and high school. It’s during those early formative years, Torgesen contends, that we need to closely monitor growth and provide the appropriate interventions for struggling students. [ Read More ]

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Everyone involved with our schools has a role in keeping our campuses safe and secure. That includes teachers, staff, parents, students, and law enforcement. But it is the administrators, with the day-to-day responsibilities, that can make the largest positive impact.  They need to take the lead in providing an environment where teachers can teach and children can learn without fear.

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Students at Minnesota's Eagan High School talk about their experience working with the Student Video Network (SVN) of www.eSchoolNews.TV, a project-based educational program provided to selected schools free of charge by the national news organization eSchool Media. Educators may obtain more information about SVN from Associate Editor Meris Stansbury at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com.


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Why Compliance Is Not Enough to Spark School Improvement

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In 2008, only 40% of Johnson's students met state standards in reading, math and science. There were gangs in the school and violence in the halls. Expectations were low. Watch how this Chicago school turned around.

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Schools are centers of learning. Learn how to secure them from the inside out here.

One-to-one computer programs represent an extension of the 24/7 technology environment. Learn more about 1-to-1 computing here.

When students enter the typical K-12 classroom, they're forced to "power down" in order to learn. Consider building 21st-century classrooms in your own schools to boost students' 21st century skills.

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The threats to your schools' security--both physical and electronic--are getting more and more sophisticated. The best tool for protecting your schools against these threats, according to experts, might surprise you: a robust, IP-based network. A well-designed and well-secured network can help you keep data thieves from targeting your schools.

Learn how to choose the right security solutions for your students and schools by visiting our new resource center.
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