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Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education Healthy Living Initiative kicks off with new lesson plans and returning sweepstakes

Rooted in the four pillars of fit – mood, move, food and recharge – fit 4 the classroom helps to promote healthy habits among students with dynamic, cross-curricular lesson plans and videos that span across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects aligned to national education standards.

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Pearson's WriteToLearn adds enhanced features for English Learners

To support EL students at Compton and other schools and districts around the country, WriteToLearn now features a selection of enhanced essay writing prompts targeted specifically at this special population. These prompts provide students with feedback that focuses on the fundamentals of writing including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics and ordering of ideas.

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Virginia schools triple growth in math scores using ST Math blended learning program

Schools serving low-income, high-needs students across Virginia piloted ST Math last year thanks to a partnership between the Cisco Foundation, the Virginia Department of Education and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute.

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Scientific Learning’s new Reading Assistant Placement Tool streamlines student assignment process to accelerate learning

Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to “listen” to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time. It features more than 300 pieces of content at a range of reading levels, and includes non-fiction and fictional texts.

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Orleans/Niagara BOCES chief named N.Y. superintendent of the year

The statewide award makes Clark J. Godshall a candidate for national superintendent of the year by the American Association of School Administrators.

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Pinellas Co. superintendent seeks to change tech chief's job description

Technology has been an area of concern for the Florida district, and Superintendent Mike Grego says he wants to see the IT department connect to the needs of schools.

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Albuquerque superintendent suspended for tweets

Discipline is in response to tweets Winston Brooks exchanged with a TV reporter in which the superintendent likened state Public Education Department chief Hanna Skandera to barnyard animals.

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Schools experiment with extending schedules

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

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Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: Study

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

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School choice plays growing role in Charlotte’s education scene, panel says

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

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