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September 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Round-up: Kids encouraged to bring phones to school, students talk Ferguson at Rainier Beach

Report points to promising college completion strategies (The Chronicle of Higher Education): A new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas has outlined several things community colleges can do to boost their completion rates. Among the suggestions: offering more accelerated remedial courses, getting students to register on time, and establishing clear attendance policies.

D.C.-area schools encourage kids to bring devices to class (The Washington Post): Teachers near Washington, D.C, are increasingly adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy when it comes to technology in the classroom. Advocates say the approach is more practical and sustainable than forking out funds to equip every student with a laptop or other device.

Ferguson plays central role in class discussions at Rainier Beach (KPLU): Teachers at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle have used the events in Ferguson, Mo., to jump start an ongoing discussion about race.

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