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This high school is in the middle of a medical center

    DeBakey High School for Health Professions empowers Houston students to study health science,  shadow doctors, and discern if they want to enter the medical field.      What if you walked into your high school class to watch a live-stream of an open-heart surgery?   Students at DeBakey High School for Health Professions are […]

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  • September 23, 2019

    What to Start a Videoconferencing Program? Here’s How

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    In February 2017, I was a digital coach at Pinecrest Academy St. Rose, a middle school in Las Vegas, where I supported teachers and students with tech-based initiatives. A colleague of mine was teaching about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and his U.S. history students wanted to learn more. I contacted Clint Hill, who worked as a Secret Service agent and witnessed the shooting in Dallas in 1963, and asked if he could speak to the class. Hill, who had served in Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service detail, agreed to do a live session from San Francisco.

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  • September 23, 2019

    Maryland School for the Blind to host first official blind youth soccer match in U.S.

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    The Maryland School for the Blind will host the first official competitive blind youth soccer match in the United States on Tuesday, September 24, at 1:00 pm when the MSB Bees take on the Virginia School for the Blind Chiefs on the athletic fields at MSB.

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  • September 20, 2019

    New facility dog is motivating students to succeed

    In The News

    With a new school year underway at the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center in Albertson, one new staff member is already having a major impact on the students. Sunny, a yellow Labrador retriever trained by the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown, joined the K-12 school for children with disabilities as a facility dog. In this role, Sunny’s daily tasks include greeting and saying goodbye to students, motivating students during physical and speech therapy sessions, providing a non-judgmental partner during reading activities, pushing power door buttons, walking with students as a reward, and acting as a social and emotional learning tool.

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  • September 11, 2019

    Horizon Science Academy students climb 110 stories to honor 9/11 first responders

    In The News

    Nearly 20 years later, a group of local students is making sure no one ever forgets the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, Horizon Science Academy Toledo students climbed more than 100 stories in the Glass Bowl at The University of Toledo (UT) to honor the trek first responders made that day.

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  • September 10, 2019

    Iowa Virtual Academy helps students with disabilities get an education

    In The News

    An education tailored to your child's needs is exactly what you can expect to get from Iowa Virtual Academy at K12. Check out how accommodating online education can be for students with disabilities. Than you for Iowa Virtual Academy for celebrating National School Choice Week this year.

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  • September 5, 2019

    Unity Charter School Announced as a Positive Discipline Association Lab School

    In The News

    Unity Charter School has been recognized as a Positive Discipline Association Lab School, announced school officials. Since its inception in 1998, the school has believed that learning spans beyond textbooks, and that education is most valuable when it prepares students to face the real-world challenges of today and tomorrow. The school’s implementation of the Positive Discipline Program has taught students respect of self and of others, which in turn, fosters a healthy learning environment.

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