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For R.I. district, refurbished computers extend resources.

"We were confident we could purchase refurbished machines with increased RAM and meet the growing needs of our students, teachers and administrators."

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Let States Reform Education, Don’t Let Them Set a Low Bar: View

In issuing waivers to states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind), releasing them from a 2014 deadline for achieving 100 percent proficiency on standardized reading and math exams, President Barack Obama rightly chastised Congress for its failure to bring the law’s decade-old requirements up to date.

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The Need for Character Education

In today’s world of public education, a child’s academic success and future prospects for happiness are determined by two narrow measures: their math and reading scores.

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New Jersey School District Builds Safety with PublicSchoolWORKS

The 68 member districts of the School Pool for Excess Liability Limits Joint Insurance Fund (SPELLJIF) in New Jersey offers online safety training and management services to emplolyees to ensure an environment of safety for staff and students. PublicSchoolWORKS' EmployeeSafe Suite is now available to all member schools.

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Local Teacher Turned Entrepreneur Wins National Award

StarrMatica Learning Systems has been named winner of a national contest conducted by Google and the American Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). Emily Starr, President and CEO of StarrMatica Learning Systems is one of five [i]Google Uptick[/i] [i]Award [/i]winners, a contest created by Google and the ASBDC.

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Maryland District Selects Naviance to Prepare Students for College

Naviance has been selected by Baltimore City (Md.) Public Schools to provide Naviance Succeed [b][/b]to all high school students in roughly 50 Baltimore high schools. Naviance Succeed unites students, families, teachers, counselors and administrators in a collaborative partnership to promote, measure and improve college and career readiness.

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Samsung SUPERHERO Video Competition Allows Kids to be Creative While Learning

Any student in grades K-12 who attends school in the U.S. is eligible to enter a digital video of 1-3 minutes in length. Students are to portray a historical character and will be judged on presentation performance, character and content accuracy, and content quality. Fall competition entries are due November 30, 2011. One student winner will be selected and will receive $500.

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OverDrive and Amazon Launch Kindle Compatibility with Library eBooks

Public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle. OverDrive has added Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network. This is a very significant step in a series of OverDrive WIN platform enhancements to streamline user experience and help libraries meet the increased demand for eBooks.

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Voyager Offers Educators Complimentary Back to School with LANGUAGE! Webinar

Voyager, a member of Cambium Learning Group, opened registration for its complimentary Back to school LANGUAGE! webinar. The one-hour webinar will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time, and feature Laureen Beyer, San Bernardino County literacy coach and veteran LANGUAGE! teacher.

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