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Video Game to Help Meet New High School Graduation Requirements


September 24, 2008

education graphic Researchers at North Carolina State University are harnessing the power of video games to foster the development of science and IT skills in North Carolina high school students while helping them fulfill a new state graduation requirement. Full Story

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