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LeVar Burton’s ‘Reading Rainbow’ KickStarter Campaign Breaks Record

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of LeVar Burton's crowd-funding efforts on KickStarter to resurrect the beloved public access show Reading Rainbow. At that time, the campaign had already exceeded its $1 million goal.  But now, it's gone way beyond even that.

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LeVar Burton is Bringing Back ‘Reading Rainbow!’ [VIDEO]

"Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high..." For many of us, those words kicked off our favorite program on public access TV. That catchy song was a gateway to a show that was always fun, entertaining, and educational. "Reading Rainbow" was a great show, no question.  And now, host LeVar Burton is bringing it back!

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Colorado Teachers Union To Sue The State Over Tenure Law

Ho-boy, it sounds like things are going to get ugly between the Colorado teachers union and the government. The Colorado Education Association will file a lawsuit challenging the tenure law that was passed in 2010.

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Killing Mark Twain – Don’t Take Cursive From Schools

A new debate has sparked. It centers around one simple question: Should cursive be taught in schools?

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Watch These People Finding Out They Just Got Into College — Daily Distraction

After weeks, sometimes months, of waiting for the news, it can lead to quite the emotional release.

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SchoolVIEW.org Says Fort Collins Schools Score Above Colorado State Averages On CSAP/TCAP Tests (Poudre School District)

A new website that analyzes school performance in Colorado went public today called SchoolVIEW that allows parents (and anyone else) to see and compare the performance of Colorado schools and school districts.

How do Fort Collins Schools rate?

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Study: Teachers That Incorporate Social Media Into Classwork Might Help Students Learn Better

New studies show that when teachers incorporate social media, like Twitter and YouTube,  into classwork, they are helping students learn better. 

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National Reading/Dr. Seuss Week and ‘The Lorax’ Debuts in Theaters Friday Featuring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift

Some 'Green Eggs and Ham,' anyone? This week is National Reading/Dr. Seuss Week and that means a lot of reading in schools across the country to celebrate. Many elementary schools have special reading events planned over the next few days and on Friday, a new Dr. Seuss movie with the familiar voices Taylor Swift and Zac Efron in the animated flick, "The Lorax".

Watch the trailer.

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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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This Day in History for September 27 – Ford Releases Model T and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1821 – Mexico gains its independence from Spain (More info)

1908 – The first Ford Model T automobile leaves a factory in Detroit, Michigan (More info)

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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