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Discovery Educator Network launches summer learning initiative

Discovery Education will launch Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School on August 1. Throughout the month-long initiative, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create digital learning environments for students.

Scenario Learning unveils new active shooter course

Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

Two Michigan schools look at annexation possibilities

As Whitmore Lake Public Schools teeters on the brink of plunging into debt, its officials and those from Ann Arbor Public Schools are now investigating the feasibility of Ann Arbor annexing the smaller district.

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Arizona approves $12 million for school officers

A joint committee at the state Legislature approved $12 million in spending for 118 school-safety resource officers in 32 districts statewide.

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Ideas for building a better school

The Indianapolis Public Schools partnered with the The Mind Trust nonprofit education reform group to launch the Innovation School Fellowship competition, asking for ideas to build a better school. The winners will open and run new schools, which will have autonomy, similar to charter schools. This sounds like a perfect idea for Chicago's public school system.

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Build safer campuses to help prevent school shootings

Although we can never fully keep our students out of harm’s way, educators, architects and designers can take into account strategic administration placement on campus, smart innovations in school construction and single point of access to pave the way to a safer tomorrow, and to avoid future tragedies.

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Learning.com updates EasyTech digital literacy curriculum

Learning.com has incorporated enhancements to EasyTech, a digital literacy curriculum that helps students develop technology skills while they study core subjects. The updates include new technology pre-tests for Next-Generation Assessments, new lessons and more.

McGraw-Hill Professional offers content via Follett’s Destiny platform

McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.

OnCourse Systems reveals new app

OnCourse Systems for Education debuted its new OnCourse SGO application to help educators cope with Student Growth Objectives paperwork. It features dashboards, smart automation and a state submission.

Massachusetts panel refuses to abandon formula for charter schools

In a move highly objected to by charter school advocates, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to abandon a new way of determining which districts get more charter schools and even voted to bolster the use of a controversial set of data.

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