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Edmodo debuts new content marketplace

Designed to empower teachers, Edmodo Spotlight enables the collection, sharing and discovery of educational resources to improve student learning. In addition, parents can also access resources for their respective child’s learning pathway.

Knovation partners with NWEA to close assessment-instruction loop

The partnership centers on the newly announced Skills Navigator. The online classroom assessment system, which measures student skills in math, reading and English language usage, leverages Knovation’s collection of Open Educational Resources.

New government-focused video learning modules added

ABC-CLIO Solutions has added more than 250 Course Essentials video learning modules to its American Government database to enable students to engage with and better understand how the government affects their daily lives.

Two new systems introduced by Extron Electronics

The Extron TeamWork System is a collaboration system that allows small groups of students to share content from both digital and analog sources on a common display. With Extron ShareLink, schools can offer a wireless collaboration gateway to support devices on campus.

Califone launches virtual school starter kit

Ideal for new virtual school students, the Mobile Peripheral Pack includes the company’s new Tablet Stand, 3068AV headphone and a KB4 Bluetooth keyboard.

Updates added to MimioClassroom's teaching technologies

The MimioProjector 280T is a new touch-enabled projector that turns conventional dry erase boards into touch boards - allowing up to 10 students to work together simultaneously. In addition, Mimio has expanded device compatibility for its MimioMobile application's assessment and collaboration features.

TabPilot launches MDM version 5.0 with teacher tools for iPad

A new version of TabPilot's school-specific mobile device management solution has been updated to allow teachers to freeze iPad screens in the classroom, automatically connect a student iPad to an Apple TV device to show student work on a classroom projector and more.

Era of overspending must end at Chicago Public Schools

CPS has run up annual operating deficits of about $500 million since fiscal 2011. The deficit is projected to soar to $737 million in the fiscal year that ends June 30 on a budget of $5.83 billion.

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If da Vinci designed our schools

If we conjured up Leonardo da Vinci and asked him to critique our public school system, he would be appalled by the way our high schools segregate students according to the “academic” and the “vocational.”

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Report shows Indianapolis Public Schools needs to hire hundreds of staff

A new report shows right now, just about a month from the start of the school year, the district has hundreds of openings, many for teaching positions.

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