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New game app from Dig-It! Games turns excavation sites into interactive puzzles

The puzzle app virtually transports players 11 and older to excavation sites in Central America to carefully collect more than 40 historically accurate artifacts.

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Challenges in readiness persist among US high school grads

The research-based ACT College Readiness Benchmarks specify the minimum score students must earn on each of the four subject tests that make up the ACT® college readiness assessment (English, math, reading, and science) to have about a 75 percent chance of earning a grade of C or higher in a typical credit-bearing first-year college course in that subject area.

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Bulletproof whiteboards coming to schools

Hardwire, the company that supplies armor and armored gear to the military, has taken its bulletproof materials into the the classroom, producing armored whiteboards, clipboards and backpack boards to be used as personal shields.

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Discovery Education announces 2013 Discovery Educator Network Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves as thought leaders through their work in transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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Pennsylvania education secretary ousted over "unflattering" behavior

Even before he could be confirmed, acting Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary William Harner has resigned from the Corbett administration.

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Spellex announces the release of Spellex DictationTM

Spellex Dictation allows users to easily dictate and correctly spell healthcare, legal, and BioScientific and engineering words and phrases.

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Pearson continues free availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics. Each video is tagged with searchable keywords and connects to background tutorials as well.

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Accreditation group ends review of Wake schools

Wake County school officials announced that AdvancED will essentially be closing its investigation into complaints filed by the state NAACP and Wake County Taxpayers Association that have lowered the accreditation of the district’s high schools.

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Communities in schools spotlights schools, communities and unsung heroes

The new annual Communities In Schools Awards of Excellence additionally recognize and honor local affiliates for exemplary work in schools and communities where they are making a difference each day to ensure the students they serve have the resources and supports to be successful in school and in life.

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Guards help escort Chicago kids to new schools

Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries.

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