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Turnitin study shows significant reduction in unoriginal writing among high school students

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new eight-year study analyzing the levels of unoriginal content in student writing among U.S. high schools using Turnitin. The study, which groups schools by state, indicates that schools using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 33 percent over the course of the study’s time span.

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Linear announces expansion to eMerge Elite Embedded Access Control System

The eMerge dashboard makes for intuitive installation and monitoring with floor plans and event logs offering a full system status at a glance, optimized for viewing on computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. Data can be backed up automatically to Micro SD or FTP-based storage to ensure there's always a record of who has come and gone.

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Discovery Education and Girls Inc. partner to give girls across the country access to STEM resources

Girls Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, announced a partnership to provide Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources to girls across the United States.

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Announcing SMART amp; a new platform for learning

As the ‘glue’ that connects disparate devices, it allows for a seamless transition between learning environments, supports teachers with access to collaboration-rich resources and offers students greater opportunities to get the most from their academic journey.

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Texas gets waiver from No Child Left Behind

The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards.

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Booksource sends classroom libraries to Moore, Okla., Newtown, Conn.

Each of the 38 classrooms from Kindergarten through 6th grade in Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, OK will receive more than 150 new books – totaling more than 5,000 books – along with free book bins to store the books.

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Give students an edge with 3D printer packages designed for Next Gen Science

Giving students an opportunity to understand the technology is important for the future of industry. So Afinia, a supplier of desktop 3D printers, teamed with Pitsco Education, a provider of STEM learning solutions, to deliver a unique offering: an affordable 3D printer combined with curriculum and activity materials.

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Doctoral credit available to graduates of AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program

NSU’s doctoral program has a concentration in education leadership that focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by a chief executive officer. It combines senior administrative research with critical and creative thinking that will address educational challenges for today’s superintendent.

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National Board partners with states, districts and the profession to transform teaching and learning

The work supported by the grant will result in many more students being taught by accomplished teachers who have achieved National Board Certification and will create new opportunities for these teachers to serve in instructional leadership roles in high-need schools.

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Obama administration funding cops in schools

Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

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