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11/4/2013

11/4/2013

The Teachscape Reflect observation and evaluation management system will help administrators and teachers focus on specific areas in which teachers can build their skills and collaborate on their professional learning, at both the individual and school level.

11/4/2013

English Spanish Success!, an interdisciplinary suite of innovative curriculum products (Sparkito!, Comprendo!, Claro!) published and distributed by Sunburst, is currently being used in 68 Austin Independent School District (AISD) elementary schools and over 100 districts in the U.S. ESS! supports language and academic vocabulary acquisition skills for Spanish-dominant speaking student populations.

11/4/2013

The event is designed to bring local educators and innovative ed tech entrepreneurs together, and provide opportunities for teachers to explore new products and to ask the tough questions of the entrepreneurs.

11/4/2013

Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.

11/4/2013

Alarmed by chronically low MCAS scores, Massachusetts education officials announced Wednesday they will take over four schools, including two in Boston, in an attempt to rejuvenate academic programs and put students on a path to success.

11/4/2013

The Sun-Times analysis of results from tests taken this past spring shows Chicago, with 84.9 percent of its students from low-income households, once again claimed some of the best and many of the worst-scoring schools in the state.

11/4/2013

Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.

11/4/2013

Money has influenced — and in some ways defined — high-school sports in Arizona.

11/4/2013

At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.

11/4/2013

Proposition 30 stabilized school funding in California for the first time since the Great Recession began, allowing school districts to avert thousands of teacher layoffs.

11/4/2013

The district has begun including all fights and other violent incidents at schools in its annual safety report, producing a much higher count but giving teachers and administrators a more useful tool as they monitor trends, adjust their disciplinary response and seek to prevent incidents among students, officials said.

11/4/2013

A national team of education experts gave its stamp of approval for re-accreditation of the Greenville County school district and all of its schools last week, praising the district for its use of a set of principles that guides everything that goes on in schools, and recommending that it reach out more to families and students who feel left out.

11/4/2013

Critics question the effectiveness of the city's charter schools and complain of diversion of taxpayers' money. Most visible among them is mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio.

11/1/2013

11/1/2013

Developed specifically to address the requirements of the Common Core State Standards, these highly interactive instructional resources enable teachers to provide targeted instructional content to each student based on his or her most critical areas of need.

11/1/2013

Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides access to more than 155,000 digital learning objects that enhance curriculum and support all subject areas and learning styles, including videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts and encyclopedia articles.

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