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8/20/2018

More than 75 middle-schoolers participated in a free science, technology, engineering and math summer camp at a Connecticut school. The school's faculty taught the camp along with University of Connecticut education majors who gained their first student-teaching experiences in the classrooms.

8/20/2018

Some schools are tracking the words students type on school computers using safety management platforms, including Gaggle, Securly, and GoGuardian. The use of platforms, however, has raised questions about how to balance school safety and students' privacy.

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Quartz
8/20/2018

Routine practice and drilling can help improve student achievement in math, according to Paul Morgan, the director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research at Pennsylvania State University. In this commentary, he shares his research that shows how teacher-directed instruction can help students learn more.

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Psychology Today
8/20/2018

An eighth-grade student in Colorado recently manufactured the first of 20 planned coins she designed for high-school football referees to use during the upcoming season. Victoria Teschner made the coins during a recent manufacturing camp.

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8/20/2018

Automotive technology students at a Texas high school will be getting hands-on lessons by servicing teachers' vehicles this year. Jason Buster, an automotive instructor, says the new opportunity will teach students technical skills as well as how to interact with customers.

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8/20/2018

Students enrolled in a Kentucky high school's culinary arts program will have access to a new industrial kitchen when the school year begins. CheyAnne Fant, Barren County Schools director of Nutrition Services and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, says the kitchen is divided into areas to prepare sweet and savory dishes.

8/20/2018

A community college in California is believed to be the first in the state to offer an automotive associate degree that combines in-person and online instruction with hands-on instruction at area repair shops. The Automotive Service Councils of California Associate of Science Degree program is a good avenue for students who aspire to open their own shops, according to Brad McCombs, instructor and coordinator of the auto tech program.

8/20/2018

Some medical practices used in ancient Egypt are described in recently translated papyrus scrolls. The texts discuss kidneys, eye diseases and a pregnancy test, researchers say.

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LiveScience
8/20/2018

Researchers have used a magnetic device to re-create radio waves known as whistlers, which are typically found in plasma fields of ions during some lightning strikes. "Our laboratory experiments reveal three-dimensional wave properties in ways that simply cannot be obtained from observations in space," said co-author Reiner Stenzel.

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8/20/2018

Arizona State University and engineering service firm Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies have been awarded a $127,000 grant from NASA to study 3D printing. The partners are developing 3D-printed structures, inspired by biological materials, that could be used in spacecraft construction.