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4/3/2013

4/3/2013
A plethora of online tools and instructional materials is becoming available to help educators meet Common Core standards, making for some overwhelming options for teachers and students. More than seven in 10 educators search for instructional resources at least several times a week, but only one in four educators describes his or her searches as “usually successful,” according to a July survey report.
4/3/2013
iCreate has launched the myCreate iPad app based on stop-action movie animation software on which students can edit videos. Also, check out new products from Bretford, Mimio, Grammaropolis, Casio, ODYSSEYWARE, Classlink, Samsung, Smart School Systems, and Panasonic.
4/3/2013
As schools across the country adopt blended-learning models, a few clear trends are settling in, and, at the same time, some groups—like the Next Generation Learning Challenges—continue to help schools push the design envelope on what’s possible for students.
4/3/2013
From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.
4/3/2013
April 11-14, 2013
San Antonio, Texas
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April 17-20, 2013
Denver, Colo.

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April 28-May 1, 2013
St. Louis, Mo.
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June 10-12, 2013
Orlando, Fla.
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June 8-14, 2013
Orlando, Fla.
4/3/2013
The media is reporting that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking a lead role in a Silicon Valley SuperPAC organized by his former college roommate, Joe Green. Sources say that the group will focus on education and immigration reform, two issues that are crucial to Silicon Valley, which needs a healthy pool of talent to stay competitive.
4/3/2013
Norwalk Public Schools
Norwalk, Conn.
4/3/2013
The discussion about education reform should shift from widespread condemnation to a more targeted, nuanced conversation.
4/3/2013
Jackson Public Schools
Jackson, Miss.
4/3/2013
Kent School District (KSD) and Renton Technical College recently signed a ground breaking agreement that allows KSD high school students to earn certifications and initial degrees in the medical field along with their high school diploma upon graduation from high school.

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