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Culturally Responsive Classroom debuted by Berlitz

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

White House reveals new rules to better prepare future teachers

Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House announced new draft regulations that could overhaul the way teacher preparation programs are held accountable for their graduates' performance.

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Gap years: Are they effective for students?

In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their post-secondary studies. This trend is now becoming more popular amongst American students who want to explore their interests through real world experiences.

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Pluralsight buys Smarterer

Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company, has been acquired by Pluralsight for $75 million. Smarterer assessments utilize crowdsourcing and a dynamic assessment engine to validate skills.

New scratchpad from JogNog features free-form writing

JogNog’s iPad app now allows students to draw directly on-screen while answering quiz questions. The scratchpad tool adds to the JogNog Achievement System’s portfolio of capabilities to support different learning styles by students.

Baldwin County school board approves new superintendent

The Alabama county's school board voted to hire Robbie Owen, the former principal of Rockwell Elementary School, as the school district's new superintendent. Owen, who has been serving as the system's interim superintendent since mid-August, replaces Alan Lee, who announced his resignation in August.

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Superintendent of Ohio district announces resignation

John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons, two years before his contract is up.

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James Crisfield named superintendent of Pennsylvania school district

Millburn's Superintendent of Schools James Crisfield was officially appointed to the position of superintendent of Pennsylvania's Wissahickon School District.

Newest database module PebbleGo Next released by Capstone

Capstone launched PebbleGo Next, its newest line of database modules featuring content connected to grades three through six. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module.

A school district's liability for teacher-student relationships

Title IX does not purport to establish the minimum age at which a minor is deemed to be capable of consenting to sexual activities with an older individual. Instead, Pennsylvania's Title IX prohibits certain forms of sex-based discrimination in the educational context.

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