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Campus Safety: Crime and Bullying Plummet as Incarcerations of Youth Drop in Half

Reports of bullying in American schools have dropped nearly in half from the turn of the century. Overall, violent victimizations were down even more substantially — 82 percent from 1992 to 2014, according to a report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Alvin ISD Adopts Cloud-Based ERP

Alvin Independent School District in Texas has implemented a new enterprise resource planning system in an effort to streamline administrative processes.

U Denver To Launch STEM Professional Development for Teachers

The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development will partner with the Denver-based Silicon STEM Academy to offer "STEM for Grown-Ups," a new curriculum of interactive courses involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that teachers and others can take for continuing education unit credit.

California Virtual Parks Program Adds Tablet Viewing

An elementary school in Southern California will be the first to experience an online state park program that uses a tablet-outfitted mobile studio.

PresenceLearning Redesigns and Re-releases Lightyear Tool

PresenceLearning, a provider of live, online therapy services, has released Lightyear, a newly re-designed therapy program that offers high fidelity and live health sessions while reportedly putting less demand on school network bandwidth. The program is designed so that more schools — particularly schools in areas with limited access to high-speed Internet — can gain access to PresenceLearning’s extensive network of clinicians to assist students with special needs.

HP Ships Quad HD Chromebook 13

HP and Google have collaborated to produce the new HP Chromebook 13, an ultra-thin laptop powered by the sixth generation Intel Core processor. The all-metal Chromebook 13 is only 12.9 millimeters (0.5 inches) thick when closed and weighs 2.86 pounds.

Honeywell and NASA Announce 40 Live Performances About Physics

The traveling hip-hop concert that surrounds Newtonian physics will be visiting 40 schools in six states.

Google Classroom Gets Scheduling, Organization Tools

Google has released another update for Classroom, its learning management tool that integrates with Google Apps for Education.

Siemens Competition Invites Entries in Math, Science, Technology

Registration has opened for the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a nationwide science research competition for high school students. Scholarships of $1,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to winners.

Project Lead the Way Becomes an Endorsed Provider for AP Computer Science Principles

The College Board formally endorsed the nonprofit’s CSP course, allowing students who take the course to take the AP CSP exam.

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