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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:09 p.m. MST

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On nearly 12,000 U.S. college and university campuses, students can register for service-learning courses tied to almost any college major. A national coalition, Campus Compact, provides a network of support and research, but each school creates its own courses based on community needs.

Service-learning classes — sometimes called "engaged learning" — let students apply book learning to real-world situations. Bright, passionate students infuse community groups with their energy, said Maureen Curley, national president of Campus Compact. And, the students benefit from new connections formed and real-world knowledge.

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Every year or two, some new research based idea pops up. Then extra funding is needed to implement it.

It's just words that sound good. What kind of experiences do children get from sitting in a chair forty hours a week, or learning test taking strategies?

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