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6/17/2013

6/17/2013
We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.
6/17/2013
FCS was selected by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the 2010 Investing in Innovation Grant (i3), at the time one of only twelve public school districts selected for the grant, and the sole recipient in Georgia.
6/17/2013
With staff evaluation guidelines evolving across the U.S., Standard for Success’ adaptability to any number of rubrics and models was a selling point for Mineral, Va.,-based Louisa County Public Schools.
6/17/2013
Teachers were asked to write a fun lesson plan, in 100 words or less, using the SAMCAM 760. The top 20 finalists were then asked to submit a video showing their lesson plan in the classroom with the Samsung document camera.
6/17/2013
Clever securely connects to a school’s SIS, pulls student enrollment rosters and demographic data, and automatically syncs that data with Learning.com. The FERPA-compliant integration process takes five minutes to set up, and Clever supports every major SIS.
6/17/2013
An educational curriculum that originally catered to the children of globe-trotting diplomats is making rapid inroads in K-12 public schools across the U.S., boosting test results and academic readiness even at inner-city schools.
6/17/2013
Those are some of the findings from a new report highlighting the conditions facing most Milwaukee students — a report that is the first product of an effort aimed at drawing together major players in the city's education, business and nonprofit scenes to work across sectors and improve outcomes for all the city's children.

6/14/2013

6/14/2013
Six minutes was too late. Ten-year-old Mercedes Mear’s heart had already stopped beating and she wasn’t breathing when Pierce County medics arrived on Oct. 7, 2008. No one in her elementary school knew CPR, or that the medication that might have saved her life, an EpiPen, was kept in the health room where she died, with her name clearly marked on the label.
6/14/2013
Troy nonprofit organization Kids Read Now will participate in the 2013 meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America in Chicago June 13–14. CGI America will be hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Board Member Chelsea Clinton.
6/14/2013
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies this week announced that CBORD®, leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions, is joining the aptiQ Alliance program. CBORD’s customers at colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other industries can easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated security solution.
6/14/2013
"How to Bullyproof Your Classroom," authored by Caltha Crowe and published by Northeast Foundation for Children, has been honored with the 46th annual Association of Educational Publishers’ 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Development.
6/14/2013
EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the winners of its 2013 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to improve their skills.
6/14/2013
Hillary Clinton, who was introduced by her husband, took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago Thursday to outline her commitment to early childhood education, opportunities for women and girls, and the need for economic development in the United States.
6/14/2013
Here's a multiple-choice question: If the federal government penalizes states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark, will the states a) make the tests harder; or b) dumb them down?
6/14/2013
House lawmakers pushed forward their $20.6 billion budget after more than seven hours of debate recently that was punctuated by a back-and-forth on private-school vouchers where the House speaker took the unusual step of participating.

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