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Tracking the Road to College Success: Inaugural National High School Benchmarks Report

For the first time, a national level report has been developed that offers benchmarks for public high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students.

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Metro Nashville schools willing to expand pre-K as state remains undecided

Frustrated by the state’s inaction on expanding preschool education, Metro Nashville school officials are proposing to bankroll it locally in hopes of covering most of the Davidson County 4-year-olds who qualify for it but lack seats today.

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California schools struggle to meet new Common Core academic standards

Although California lawmakers adopted the new standards in 2010, districts hamstrung by tight budgets have been slow to start using them in the classroom.

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Colorado schools attempt to reduce ever-growing problem of bullying

What to do about bullying has become a national focus because today, instead of being something of an adolescent rite of passage that leaves a black eye or hurt feelings, kids are dying.

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Effective time management for principals the topic of new ASCD Arias publication

Administrators will walk away from this timely follow-up to Sterrett’s book Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works ready to master the schedule, make meetings efficient, and communicate effectively.

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Medeco K100 Aperio Electronic Cabinet Lock now available

The Medeco K100 provides for Real-time cabinet door and latch locked status monitoring with integrated door position, latch locked, tamper and low battery signals.

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Mimio announces live webinar series on using its latest technology to create collaborative, interactive learning

Teachers who have gained expertise with Mimio’s collaborative technologies host the webinars. Two of the live 30-minute sessions will be presented on two different days to accommodate educators’ schedules.

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Toyota and Discovery Education invite teens to make original videos to inspire their peers to become safer drivers

While cars today are safer than ever, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and according to the National Safety Council, the year a teenager gets their license will be one of the most dangerous of their life.

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Study proves ABC Music & Me program boosts literacy development

Results indicated that students in the treatment group showed a 32% higher gain in PALS scores over the control group, indicating greater gains in student’s literacy as a result of the curriculum.

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Smarter teen driving starts with parents

In step with AAA’s advice that parents should spend more time with their teen drivers so they can build as much experience as possible before driving solo, these new findings provide evidence as to how parents can most effectively work with their teens.

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