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Calif. high-school students talk to peers about awareness of rape


  • Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

Santa Rosa High School students in California recently attended a peer-led presentation designed to raise rape awareness among youth. The schoolwide program, which seeks to educate about 2,000 student… Read More

Special educators test coaching via telepresence robot


  • Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.) (tiered subscription model), The

A Wisconsin education cooperative is using a telepresence robot to provide professional development to teachers in some partner districts. The robot helps instructional coaches model lessons in real t… Read More

New president chosen for Va. Wesleyan College


  • Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

Scott Miller will become the president of Virginia Wesleyan College in July, replacing Billy Greer Jr., who is retiring after leading the private liberal arts college for 23 years. Miller is currently… Read More