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Bill Bennett, Former Education Secretary, Says Schools Should Consider Arming Employees

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks.

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Two Educators Went the Extra Mile for Students

One dressed up in goofy costumes to make her students smile.

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Schools Around U.S. Increase Security After Massacre

Schools around the country are reviewing security plans, adding extra law enforcement patrols and readying counselors for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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The 2012 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products


DA readers shared how these innovative products have made a positive difference in the operation of their schools and classrooms.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt World Languages Vocabulary Apps Allow Students to Practice Spanish and French Skills Anytime, Anywhere

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced today that its new language apps, HMH Spanish Vocabulary and HMH French Vocabulary, are now available for free download on the App Store℠. The full versions of the apps offer 1,500 flashcards per language and can be used in tandem with any Spanish or French series by students of all ages, from beginner to advanced levels.

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Polycom® RealPresence® Video Collaboration Goes Mobile at Jefferson County Schools

As schools nationwide struggle to meet performance standards as they watch their budgets shrink, Colorado's largest school district is finding ways to stretch resources, spread teaching expertise across schools and geographies, and save time and transportation costs with mobile and desktop video solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C).

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eScience3000 Honored as Top Product of 2012 by District Administration Readers

Educators around the country agree: eScience3000™ is a top product of 2012. Selected from more than 1,000 nominations as a winner in this year’s District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product awards program, this unique core science solution for middle school combines the expertise of Achieve3000®, the leader in differentiated instruction, and National Geographic Learning, the premier provider of science content.

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Lightpath Awards $75,000 To Help N.J. Schools Deploy Educational Technology

Nine New Jersey schools will have the opportunity to roll out ambitious new technology-driven learning programs as a result of $75,000 in grants announced by Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses.

DreamBox introduces Intelligent Adaptive Learning™


Transform the way your students learn mathematics through a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning™ technology, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environments.

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