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3/25/2013

3/25/2013
In order to help afterschool programs maximize physical activity participation, SPARK has just launched a new version of their research-based Afterschool (AS) Program.
3/25/2013
Students using the award-winning digital learning solution Wowzers® will soon enjoy an even more engaging experience, as the company unveils several new sound features at this year’s ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Chicago.
3/25/2013
Acer America debuts new Acer C7 Chromebook models for its commercial customers, especially schools looking for a way to enhance student learning with technology that is affordable and impactful.
3/25/2013
A growing number of schools are adopting a new, controversial approach: asking students to bring their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and even their video game players to class.
3/25/2013
Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.
3/25/2013
Lack of district leadership continues to impede progress on bringing high school guidance programs to 'comparability.'
3/25/2013
The fact that girls are underrepresented in New York’s top high schools, which tend to be focused on math and science, and which have more than a dozen Nobel laureates among their alumni, worries some academics who see the schools as prime breeding grounds for future scientists and engineers.
3/25/2013
In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.
3/25/2013
State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.
3/25/2013
An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.
3/25/2013
When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.
3/25/2013
It's no surprise that parents go to great lengths to get their children into the coveted classrooms. But other campuses suffer a loss from such lopsided enthusiasm.
3/25/2013
Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.

3/22/2013

3/22/2013
Each evaluation funded under Striving Readers—a discretionary grant program focused on improving the reading achievement of middle and high school-age students—was shown to meet the highest standards of scientific evidence, as defined by IES’ What Works Clearinghouse, an achievement that only 6% of studies reviewed have realized.
3/22/2013

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a leader in computer adaptive assessments that measure academic growth independent of grade, today announced the creation of a powerful new integration that will be available later this year.  

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