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Twenty-one districts join ‘Teaming for Transformation II’

Teaming for Transformation II participants will collaborate through an online community focused on digital conversion; a site visit to Katy Independent School District (Katy, TX) to learn about the district’s vision and expectations for student-centered learning; and face-to-face meetings at CoSN 2013, among other educational development activities.

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Largest geographic school district in eastern U.S. adopts Knovation’s personalized digital curriculum solution across the district

This significant subscription expansion follows the successful adoption of icurio during a preliminary district rollout to 8,000 students across seven high schools and one elementary school.

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CoSN/AASA announce free Google hangouts, webinars for educational leaders on using data to inform instruction

Included in the offerings are a four-part Google Hangout On Air series and a two-part webinar series, which demonstrate how educators are using data to inform instruction and improve student achievement.

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Edgenuity launches new webinar series and blog

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the launch of its upcoming webinar series, “the Expert Edge,” and its blog, “the Edge.”

Americans grade math as the most valuable school subject

Math is the clear winner when Americans are asked to say which school subject has been most valuable to them in their lives, followed by language arts—English, literature, or reading—and science. Math and English were also the top two subjects when Gallup first asked this question in 2002.

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Enrollment plunges in Central New York schools, spurring some to think merger

The vast majority of districts in six Central New York counties will start school this week with fewer students than they had a decade ago.

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As classes resume, Buffalo schools have little time left for major improvement

As schools open again in Western New York over the next few days, something new is in the air, especially for troubled school districts like Buffalo’s. It’s something that is very good for students, but perhaps not for administrators who can’t or won’t find their way forward.

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Lakeshore partners with DonorsChoose.org to support classrooms across the country

Now available at LakeshoreLearning.com and coming to Lakeshore Learning Stores nationwide on September 2, 2013, the company's new Learning at Home products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more.

In Arizona, district funding diverted to online schools

Less than 4 percent of Arizona students took an online class in the 2011-12 school year, but it’s enough for some school districts to lose millions of dollars in state funding.

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Forsyth County Schools expands partnership with Discovery Education to support nationally recognized BYOT effort

This expansion supports Forsyth County Schools’ nationally recognized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program, which encourages students to bring their personal technology tools to school for learning.

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