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    Masters Thesis
    Sisk, Apriely L.
    The study will describe the transition of a spiritually based, Christian marriage counseling practice into a for-profit marriage counseling practice. The existing training program is entitled Maximizing Your Marriage Christian Counseling Class. It is . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Flora, Caleb
    The purpose of this paper was to develop and articulate a feasibility study to purchase and operate a 35 to 65 room hotel in California’s Lake Tahoe area. South Lake Tahoe is in the midst of a rebirth of new or updated hotels, eateries, and breweries. . . .
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    Graduate project
    Castrejon, Hugo
    Smithsonian Magazine (2012) featured Chef Roy Koi’s concept of hustling Korean barbecue tacos from a food truck, which spawned nationwide fanfare for food that is distinct, affordable, and fast. He is credited with revitalizing the mobile food industr . . .
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    Graduate project
    Xiong, Chuyee
    This project lays out a detailed development plan that will result in the establishment of a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization focusing on providing services for Hmong seniors in Sacramento, CA. This development plan establishes the feasibility of esta . . .
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    Graduate project
    McDonald, Sarah LeeAnn
    The real estate market can be an unfamiliar area and often even intimidating. It is difficult to know how to find the right resources to search for income properties. The process of deciding which property will yield the best return can be daunting. W . . .
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    Graduate project
    Ortiz-Zepeda, Francisco
    In planning ahead for the future, steps should be taken to mitigate risk. We cannot prepare for everything, but we do have the power today, to protect against financial loss due to unmitigated risk. Insurance is a way for people to transfer risk; it . . .
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    Graduate project
    Linderman, Regan
    This project explored the requirements and funds necessary to develop a series of ongoing workshops that teaches teens and young adults in Stanislaus County how to cook for themselves on a limited budget. The workshops are intended to support and buil . . .
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    Graduate project
    Seagraves, Blake
    The motivation behind this project and business plan was the author’s life-long goal of owning a restaurant and serving the community. The purpose of this business proposal was to define the complete process for setting up a restaurant that focuses on . . .
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    Graduate project
    Ferrell, Eva Jeanette
    This project explored how green building construction impacted a commercial construction company in Stockton, California. Through an examination of green building construction as well as general commercial construction in the Stockton area, the author . . .
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    Cwick, Marcia Ramirez
    A comparative review of seven continuation schools’ websites demonstrated the necessity of good website design and communication for an effective promotion of public awareness. Without these public awareness elements, these schools struggle to have ad . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Hoang, Nam Xuan
    Sacramento Dental Care is a self-owned business, acquired from an existing private dental practice in Sacramento to serve patients of all ages, targeting primarily communities within and surrounding the Sacramento area. Sacramento is a vibrant city th . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Warda, Marlene
    The purpose of this project is to explore the similarities and differences between male and female IT managers, and the challenges that females face working within the industry. The similarities are that both require the same education and skills. Bot . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Schroeder, Justin David
    Affiliate marketing is a program run by online retailers to increase their sales and marketing efforts in a controlled-cost manner by paying third-party affiliates a fixed commission for the sale of their products through the affiliate’s website. It i . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Nieves, Reyna E.
    Considering ethnic cuisine’s popularity and the fast-casual restaurant concept gaining ground in today’s culinary world, it is the perfect time to explore the feasibility of opening up an authentic, fast-casual Mexican restaurant in Gilroy, California . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Linares, Anthony A.
    This paper attempted to determine if organic home gardeners in California’s Central Valley can use rock dust and worm castings as a viable organic substitute for the synthetic fertilizer Miracle-Gro in order to produce healthy vegetables to sell at Ce . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Laivo, Anthony
    The focus of the case study is a critique of the current procurement strategy with recommendations for improvement to align with Mercer Foods’ marketing plan. Mercer Foods is an industry-leading, freeze-dried food manufacturer located in the Central V . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Herrera, Daniel F.
    There is substantial evidence supporting the idea that education produces social and economic advantages. Since the result of what is produced academically is critical, rational decision-making models can be applied by key stakeholders. A framework is . . .
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    Elemeiry, Mohamed
    The goal of this project is to bring two perceived enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Government, to the negotiation table, and to help the people of Egypt realize that there may be a nonviolent way to address the disputes between the Mu . . .
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    Hundal, Tarnvir
    This project consists of a study of the Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs) throughout California and the most recent actions from the Supreme Court shutting down more than 400 RDAs. Prior to the dissolution, RDAs “received over $5 billion in property tax r . . .
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    Isurugi, Kenya
    This thesis discusses the causes of the bankruptcy of MF Global, which was one of the largest futures and commodity trading companies in the U.S. The first chapter is a case study. This chapter is fundamentally based on a staff report by the U.S. Hous . . .
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    Alaniz, Esther
    This study focused on one critical element of the California Community Partners for Youth (CCPY) program, its yearly January camp which encompasses the High Ropes Challenge Course. This is a 4-day residential camp where mentors, coaches, staff and vol . . .
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    Solis, Erika-Alexandra
    The United States wastes roughly 40% of its food supply, more than any other country in the world. In recent decades, the U.S. has seen an increase in industrialization, urbanization, and economic growth, contributing to the growing national food wast . . .
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    Shimel, Steven F.
    The cost of higher education continues to rise with no sign of slowing down. Students today are limited in their options of financing their higher education expenses and are faced with the daunting task of how to overcome the financial challenges asso . . .
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    Prather, Dalton
    The workflow of physicians has gone through a radical amount of change in a short time with the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). At the same time, the United States is experiencing a physician burnout crisis which threatens the health of . . .
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    Hubregtse, Ties
    Every organization has a vision which describes what the organization wants to accomplish in the world. The organization can work out a strategy on how to get there and the whole organization can be focused on this. However, this is the ideal. Most or . . .
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    Flores, Cruz
    This project highlights the systematic process improvements an organization can benefit from during an implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, in this case the implementation of the SAP system at G3 Enterprises. The wine indust . . .
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    Bhatia, Ripon
    Local governments are facing difficult times to find good candidates to fill their vacancies in every job category. The challenges these agencies are facing are due to various reasons including but not limited to the retirements of Baby Boomers and le . . .
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    Coffey, Travis
    Large-scale commodity cheese manufactures are facing increased pressure to remain profitable under standard revenue models, in large part due to an outdated, complex milk pricing formula mandated by the USDA. Without a near-term correction, operating . . .
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    Atwal, Sumeet
    Manteca Hookah Lounge is a small business that will be established to operate in the city of Manteca, California. Manteca is located in San Joaquin County and is surrounded by vibrant agriculture with close access to major highways that render it a su . . .
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    Singh, Jasneil
    The advantages of franchises are analyzed using the case study of 7-Eleven. Franchises have a higher survival rate than independent businesses and, therefore, are an easier way of getting into self-employment compared to starting an independent firm. . . .
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    Sanville, Stephanie
    Hospital readmissions present a quality and financial risk to both patients and the healthcare system. As a result of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implemented in 2015, healthcare systems across America are diligently working to understa . . .
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    Looney, Sarah
    The purpose of this business plan is to introduce the essence of the Gehlon Group LLC, which has acquired the franchise license to sell Red Mango’s brand product. This business plan explores the location option presented and determines the factors tha . . .
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    Alania, Katie
    This business plan provides guidelines to open a real estate brokerage. The plan details education requirements, the required test given by California Bureau of Real Estate, the process of applying for a license, and the cost associated with opening a . . .
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    Thomas, Lashanda D.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires healthcare organizations to use technology to document all health records. It is estimated that by 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 130,000 physicians, due to an aging physician popula . . .
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    Rodriguez, Zita
    PapaChurro’s concept is a fusion between fast food and a quick service restaurant (QSR). The restaurant offers the most popular Mexican food items: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and taco salads. The restaurant provides fresh and delicious food as well . . .
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    Holland, Meredith Ayers
    Many Americans are currently overweight or obese. At the present time research suggests that one typical weight-loss strategy, calorie restriction, is not effective for long-term weight-loss and researchers are calling for alternatives. Intuitive eati . . .
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    Linhares, Kelly
    Although the Common Core Standards have been implemented, no instructional materials have been adopted in California. Teachers have to create lessons and find materials that match the standards. Teachers and administrators are looking for ways to meet . . .
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    Gutierrez, Guadalupe
    The paper reviews the impact that GPS tracking systems have on organizations, exploring their benefits and ability to improve safety. GPS devices have been around for decades, yet companies continue to be hesitant to install them. The purpose of this . . .
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    Ramirez, Bosco M.
    Environmental testing laboratories provide an important service to communities in the United States and throughout the world, to help measure and assess the health and stability of their natural resources. Whether these resources are the water we drin . . .
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    McCune, Roseanne
    The author has worked for Chippewa Valley Orthopaedic Specialists for over 25 years. This orthopaedic practice has handled the billing and collection in house and privately since 1973. On August 1, 2017 the Insurance/Billing department was outsourced . . .
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    Martinez Chavez, Arturo
    This business plan looks to explore the feasibility of opening an indoor soccer arena in the City of Modesto that can capitalize on soccer’s growing popularity. The greater Modesto area serves a population of over 500,000 and is the hub of a large reg . . .
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    Isquierdo, Chriselda
    The study provides a review of employee motivation concepts and proposes linkages among motivation and employee engagement, performance, and retention within organizations. This research suggests increased motivation promotes increased employee engage . . .
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    Giagou, Thomas
    The dietary food supplements industry is one of the most interesting markets since most people in our society understand the health benefits of natural products. According to Grand View Research, Inc. (2018), the dietary supplement market is expected . . .
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    Frank, Stacey
    This research is an examination of the legalization of recreational cannabis in California in 2018 and it explores the production, promotion and consumption of the plant in comparison to the use of medical marijuana. California legalized the use of re . . .
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    Zepeda, German Lopez
    The millennial generation has entered the workforce by the millions, bringing challenges to many organizations wishing to retain these new hires. In this light, this study compares the millennial generation to previous ones such as baby boomers (born . . .
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    Somers, George
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of keyboarding instruction on sixth grade English language arts achievement. The data selected for analysis were derived from sixth grade students who were enrolled at two elementary schools locat . . .
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    Schwan, Katharina
    X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is the most common peroxisomal disorder. It is caused by gene variants in the ABCD1 gene and results in elevated very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) that lead to a varied clinical spectrum. Males with X-ALD may pr . . .
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    Edwards, Amber
    This study explores the issues surrounding recruiting and relocation as they pertain to both a national and local scale and a range of possible solutions. Stanislaus County, California, faces challenges around finding candidates to fill vacancies acro . . .
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    Webb, Lorraine Beverly
    Past research on meditation and stress reduction has found that meditation may have a positive influence on perceived stress and mood. The present study examined whether participants who heard a short, guided meditation would have higher positive affe . . .
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    Walton, Sara Joy
    This project was designed to develop and implement a business plan for First Family, a nonprofit organization in Stanislaus County. First Family will assist youth with mentoring resources in hopes of encouraging graduation and decreasing juvenile arre . . .
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    Townley, Kelly Leigh
    A qualified teacher workforce is an essential component for improving educational outcomes. Yet, school districts throughout California report having a shortage of qualified teachers. To try to deal with this situation, California school districts oft . . .
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    Sandhu, Amarpreet S.
    End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients die if they do not start dialysis or receive a kidney transplant. Their quality of life and life expectancy is better when they receive a kidney transplant, especially if that comes from a living donor. Addition . . .
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    Nguyen, My T.
    In this project the author examined the current research in work-family balance by reviewing current literature and analyzing the relationships between work-family conflict variables. The General Social Survey’s dataset is utilized to compare correlat . . .
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    Morales, Gregory
    This Marketing Plan will discuss in great detail the many avenues that can lead to success for the Graphic Designer operating their small business in the Central Valley of California, as well as potential risks, pitfalls, competitors and different pro . . .
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    Harakh, Dustin
    I chose to open a car wash because I believe they are a good first business to own and operate. The desire to keep cars clean is evident and with the geographic location, almost everyone owns a vehicle. We also happen to live in an area where we see a . . .
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    Genzoli, Taylor
    While there has been extensive advertising on the promotion of the dairy industry and dairy products as a whole, most Americans are unware of the complexity in the regulations that drive the handling, production, marketing, and pricing of milk and dai . . .
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    Fiez, Nichole
    JN Motorcycle Tours is a motorcycle tourism business operating as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that will feature locations throughout Northern California. This company will differ and stand-out from similar companies currently available in Califo . . .
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    Becerril, Ana
    The Carnegie Classification of research activity is a categorization system used to compare similar institutions in higher education on a variety of research-related characteristics. The most recent Carnegie Classification was released in 2015, with T . . .
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    Nunes, Elizabeth
    The purpose of this project was to expose nurses to the role of circulator nurse in the operating room through a hands-on workshop. Workshop attendance will increase awareness in this field of nursing, thereby enlarging the pool of informed circulator . . .
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    Lopez, Fausto
    This study focused on the prevalence of PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms in law enforcement professionals who experience critical incidents. First responders in general are being constantly exposed to critical incidents that lead to some type of trauma, ma . . .
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    Andrade, Mayra
    Information technology is used by businesses to help with process improvement in an effort to drive business initiatives. To support these business initiatives, information technology is challenged with the task of making user interaction seamless for . . .
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    Martrous, Bernadet
    This case study focused key problems Whole Foods Markets may be encountering now, and recommends some solutions to solve its problems and improve the company’s performance. Analyzing the company required an examination of the company’s external and in . . .
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    Ruelas, Jorge
    This project highlights the importance of the manager being at the center of all events when working with employees. The intention of the management process is efficient use of each individual procedure within an organization. The following will exami . . .
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    Valdez, Hector
    Index-Parallel testing technology is a relatively new concept in semiconductor testing that can be used to leverage production output and reduces the cost of testing. This study explains the methodologies of single site and multisite testing and intro . . .
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    Shabo, Stella
    This business plan was created for the purposes of opening a high-end wedding venue. The business plan contains six sections. The sections include company description, market analysis, organization and management, marketing, financials, and a conclusi . . .
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    Sarhadi, Shamiran
    The main purpose of the study is to determine the effects of employee high turnover of many organizations. The overall purpose of this study is to find out the effect of employee turnover on organizations with sustainable growth. This project specific . . .
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    Ruiz, Vanessa
    Despite previous efforts to increase and encourage more women in businesses and corporate leadership roles, women are still disproportionately underrepresented, especially in small businesses. Women are continuing to find it difficult to be in leaders . . .
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    Rosell, Kenneth R.
    Tinplate used in the food can manufacturing industry is supplied by steel manufacturing firms across the world that have different capabilities and varying levels of quality. The goal of this paper was to identify the impact of steel defects on a can . . .
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    Ott, Raymond R.
    Legitimacy has been recognized as a key component in the social construction of organizations and leadership development. This review explores the constructs of the process of legitimacy and why people voluntarily obey leaders and authorities. Because . . .
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    Mensonides, Joel Andre
    Disposable gloves represent a $4 billion global market, spanning multiple industries. While the uses and benefits of disposable gloves continue to grow, the method of manufacturing and packaging them contributes to inherent weaknesses in dispensing. T . . .
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    Guzman, Elena R.
    The purpose of this project was to research and plan the process it will take to open a Togo’s franchise in Livingston, California. Through the research, the author concluded her desired location would need to be approved by Togo’s, as the county in w . . .
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    Exner, Ryan A.
    In an evolving workplace, new generations enter as older generations exit the workforce. As Millennials enter the workforce, companies will need to understand their values to better recruit them. Through this paper, multiple themes are discussed about . . .
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    Dizon, Maria D.
    Improvements in quality and efficiency while controlling costs in healthcare are major strategic initiatives for many organizations. Many healthcare organizations are implementing a Lean Management System as the method to tackle these demands. When a . . .
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    Berry, Bridgette
    As many small business in the United States fail annually, there is additional pressure to stay creative, and strategy is imperative to success. The purpose of this study is to model a potential strategy by combining two business models, a brewpub and . . .
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    Bermudez, Marben
    The purpose of this paper is to understand the discipline of safety and uncover the attendant literature as it pertains to the field of airline maintenance. My goal as the author, as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) situated in the technical o . . .
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    Barnick, James J.
    This business plan investigates the viability of a new business in the Central Valley Region of California that hauls away scrap tires from tire dealerships. The plan considers the demand for the service by commercial tire dealerships, strategies to o . . .
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    Barkhosir, Klodet
    In today’s world, most art galleries are unique in their modern design demonstrating the shopping experience through the artists’ tastes. Most artists and gallery owners are refined collectors themselves contributing their influence on the growing cul . . .
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    Anderson, Patricia Jane
    The project contained herein was developed to explore the necessary financing and feasibility of starting a small candy business in historic downtown Turlock, California, where there are no handmade candy stores within many miles. The business plan in . . .
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    Albor, Victor Manuel
    All-digital (K-12) schools provide students with laptops or tablets that help prepare them for a real world environment. At the same time, although providing high rewards, they also come with high risks such as embracement from all teachers, students, . . .
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    Corso, Eric T.
    The purpose of this study was to examine the difference in student achievement when virtual labs are used instead of traditional labs. Participants included eighth grade students in a science class at a junior high in the Central Valley of California. . . .