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11/9/2012

11/9/2012

Practicing math will now seem like a trip to the arcade for middle school students when they visit the new Funbrain channel on myMathUniverse, a free site developed to support Pearson's award-winning middle-grades math program, digits.

11/9/2012

LearningStation, a leading provider of customized K-12 assessment software is pleased to announce that LearningStation Insight has been implemented into Duval County’s nearly 200 schools.

11/9/2012

The education non-profit MIND Research Institute announced that it is naming Orange County-based Emulex as Corporation of the Year for its support of math education, Colorado Springs District 11 2012 Rising Star for its commitment to math education, and Ritter Elementary in Los Angeles Unified School District its 2012 School of the Year for its math performance.

11/9/2012

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

11/9/2012

Indianapolis Governor-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday he will push forward with education reforms including private school vouchers and merit pay programs for teachers.

11/9/2012

Now that voters have overturned all three Students Come First laws, educators are left with a lot of unanswered questions. Voters voiced strong opposition to Propositions 1, 2 and 3 during Tuesday’s election.

11/9/2012

For Bob Carson, professor of geology and environmental studies at Whitman College, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a chance to teach and learn from witnessing an active volcano in the backyard of his own state. Carson shared that knowledge Wednesday at the Walla Walla Public Library, where the children's section became a virtual classroom.

11/9/2012

The state of Mississippi spending less money on local school districts in recent years could result in a reduction in how much it is legally obligated to provide K-12 education in the coming years.

11/9/2012

Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.

11/9/2012

Music for All, an Indianapolis-based music-education not-for-profit with nationwide reach, announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the city to keep its headquarters, staff and events in Indianapolis through 2023.

11/9/2012

Interwrite Boards installed in 24 school classrooms are the latest gift of the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The interactive boards were installed during the summer recess as part of the foundation's ongoing effort to support new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities.

11/9/2012

Texas Republicans will go into the 2013 legislative session with much of the same agenda as last year: Tackle government spending, tighten immigration laws and discourage abortion.

11/9/2012

In another column, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is credited for “taking Indiana from the backwaters of education reform in America to the forefront.” Voters apparently didn't agree.

11/8/2012

11/8/2012

Honeywell announced it is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

11/8/2012

Edmodo members now have an opportunity to collaborate with their peers in the Atomic Learning Edmodo Community.

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