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Aliso Viejo looks to technology and science

By Mariam El Hasan | September 23 , 2010

Kids at reporter Mariam El Hasan's school want more computers, but they also want more science and engineering subjects, no matter how they are taught.

Mariam talked to students and teachers at Aliso Viejo Middle School in Aliso Viejo, California, where she is in the 8th grade, about what they would do to improve their educational experience today — and tomorrow.

Click play below to watch the video report.

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Mariam El Hasan is a member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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