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9/23/2013

9/23/2013

The app provides multi-sensory learning for remedial students in grades 6 and above, helping them develop their foundational reading skills through an age-appropriate interface with a range of content that keeps older students engaged.

9/23/2013

Pam Stewart is used to coming off the bench in a pinch for the Florida Department of Education. Now she’s joined the starting line-up. We don’t know whether to offer her congratulations or condolences.

9/23/2013

Supporters say the reason to get excited about TransformSC is the grassroots support it has generated since it was launched in May as a way to transform South Carolina by transforming the way children are taught.

9/23/2013

Government should be run like a business. That mantra spills from the mouths of Republicans and Democrats a lot these days. And it's often used about education, as a way to justify spending cuts. If bloated school districts would just manage their money better, they wouldn't even feel the effects of budget cuts, so the thinking goes.

9/23/2013

Rebecca Holcombe, head of Dartmouth College’s teacher training program, will replace Armando Vilaseca as Vermont’s next secretary of education, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced. She is the first new secretary of education to be appointed since legislation in 2012 changed the department’s organization.

9/23/2013

A new flex program at East Valley Academy allows students to select the days and hours that they attend school, including Saturdays and evening hours. Students must attend a minimum of 20 hours a week, but there is no limit to the amount of time they can spend taking classes.

9/23/2013

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

9/23/2013

West of Baltimore, in Ellicott City, a new school for autistic children has opened its doors. The $7 million facility expands the capabilities of what the center can offer special-needs children.

9/23/2013

Earlier this summer, McCrory announced his intention to use $30 million of Race to the Top money for an Education Innovation Fund that would reward 1,000 top teachers with $10,000 stipends. The proposal was met with criticism by State Board of Education members at a meeting shortly after his announcement.

9/23/2013

In Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement: Lack of Time, Resources, and Tools to Address Opportunity Gaps Puts Lofty State Goals Out of Reach, Weiss takes a comprehensive look at the Obama administration’s signature education initiative, and finds a few notable successes but many more shortcomings.

9/20/2013

9/20/2013

Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities: California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The University of Texas at Austin; and University of Notre Dame.

9/20/2013

She believes strongly that classroom teachers model behavior and can help all students learn to recognize and manage their emotions, develop care and concern for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

9/20/2013

he 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden, North Carolina; Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut.

9/20/2013

The Access 3 system is available for mortise, rim, component and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC) cylinders to provide a comprehensive choice of locking options for any facility.

9/20/2013

Effective Sept. 30, Pennsylvania schools will no longer be judged by adequate yearly progress, but instead will be judged by their new School Performance Profiles. On this new measure, state test results in science and writing are as important as reading and math. Under the old system, science and writing scores were released but did not count toward adequate yearly progress.

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