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October 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Morning round-up: Local schools hand out activity monitors, LA parents get schooled in college prep

Snohomish County kids outfitted with activity monitors (The Herald): About 7,000 fifth-graders from throughout Snohomish County are receiving pedometer-like devices through an initiative called Gear Up & Go.

Parent College encourages LA families think about higher education (PBS Newshour): A new program in the Los Angeles Unified School District is bringing parents of elementary-school students together to talk about how they can help their kids prepare for college at a young age.

Minnesota officials focus on preventing cheating (The Hechinger Report): Education officials say a revised teacher evaluation system this helps remove much of the incentive for schools to cheat on statewide exams.

Harvard College Connection reaches out to low-income high-school students (The Boston Globe): The new program will use online resources in an effort to attract more low-income students to apply to Harvard and other elite institutions.

Seven tips for escaping “math-class monotony” (Education Week Teacher):  From 3-D projects to small-group instruction, Education Week has several suggestions for creating a livelier math class.

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