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2/1/2013

2/1/2013
The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.
2/1/2013
The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.
2/1/2013

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has introduced the AW-RP120 full-size remote camera system controller, with the capability to control cameras via both IP and serial connections, to support the company’s expanding line-up of remote camera systems.

2/1/2013
In a special board meeting Wednesday night, the Woodbridge (N.J.) Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Zega as the district's new superintendent.
2/1/2013
Praised as a "visionary leader" who showed "grace under pressure," Round Rock School Superintendent Jesús Chávez announced Wednesday he is retiring at the end of this year, after seven years on the job.
2/1/2013
Marlborough’s next school superintendent, Richard P. Langlois, says he is impressed by the city’s passion for improving its schools, and he is excited to come up with a plan to take them to the next level.
2/1/2013
Educational Leaders from State to school building levels throughout the country will convene on April 12–13 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City outside of Washington, D.C. to discuss what is working in improving low-performing schools.
2/1/2013
The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.
2/1/2013
High school students aren't sticking with STEM. Even though the number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to surge in the years to come, close to 60 percent of the nation's students who begin high school interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, change their minds by graduation.
2/1/2013
Nutmeg Education is making waves with a totally unique way to use teacher-created resources from across the country for student assessment and intervention.
2/1/2013
January 30, 2013 LearningStation™, a leading provider of customizable K-12 student assessment software is pleased to announce the launch of its High School Item Bank, providing districts with ACT Prep and EOC Assessment content.

1/31/2013

1/31/2013
One of the considerations given with the new construction currently under way in our schools is the importance of balancing indoor air quality with energy efficiency.
1/31/2013
Super Duper Publications has released the 2nd Edition of The Processing Program – Levels1, 2 and 3. Level 1 helps children listen to and process increasingly complex directions and concepts, while Levels 2 and 3 helps students to increase their language-processing skills by using sets of picture-identification tasks.
1/31/2013
To help school leaders learn about the use of web technology to improve access to occupational therapy (OT) services, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, February 5th at 1 pm ET (10 am PT). Titled “Online Occupational Therapy: Really?!”, the webinar will explore the use of teletherapy to help meet the growing need for schools to provide clinical services such as OT for special needs students.
1/31/2013
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) recently chose Northeast Foundation For Children, Inc. (NEFC), developer of the Responsive Classroom® approach, as its elementary school professional development provider in support of its social and emotional learning initiative.

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