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Educational choice becomes reality in North Carolina

North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Act received bipartisan support and was included as part of the budget bill which cleared conference committee and is expected to pass both chambers before being presented to the governor.

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St. Paul school district affirms efforts to close achievement gap

The St. Paul School District is doubling its commitment to erasing the racial achievement gap by renewing a partnership with a California consulting group and adopting a racial equity policy drawing upon 2 ½ years of work and candid talk.

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Kidaptive releases free educational Leo's Pad appisode for iPad

Leo's Pad combines movie-quality animation with smart storytelling, adaptive learning, and highly interactive adventures that engage children in creative educational activities.

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Ebook/app turns child’s first hospital visit into an enlightening experience

The story offers lively cadence and rhyming and each story is available in any one of several languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian – to meet diverse language needs, as well as to introduce new languages to children.

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Lexia Learning releases Lexia Reading Core5 for students of all abilities in grades Pre-K–5

Built upon Lexia’s nearly 30 years of research in reading education, Lexia Reading Core5 expands the scope of the award-winning Lexia Reading® program by covering six areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

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New Jersey schools beef up security after Newtown

When North Brunswick students return to school in September, retired police officers will patrol the halls in each of the township’s six schools. In Edison, school principals will carry "mobile panic buttons" to contact police in an emergency.

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Dr. Kecia Ray assumes presidency of ISTE Board of Directors

The 16-member board elected Paige Johnson, Education Strategist at Intel Corporation as treasurer and Mike Lawrence, Executive Director of Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) as secretary. ISTE’s past president is Holly Jobe, education consultant from Flourtown, Pa.

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Hobsons acquires National Transcript Center from Pearson

This acquisition complements Hobsons existing offerings, such as Naviance eDocs, which this year alone has been leveraged by thousands of institutions around the globe to deliver more than 18 million documents to over 1,800 destinations, including every Common App member.

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Law on racial diversity stirs Greenwich (Conn.) schools

Just a few minutes’ drive from the polo fields, the fieldstone walls guarding 10-acre estates and the Greenwich Country Day School, from which the elder George Bush graduated in 1937, is far denser terrain, where the homes are smaller and closer together and part of a public housing complex that seems escaped from New York City.

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Survey says adults should encourage science students to be curious, best teachers are hands on

According to the survey, the majority of FMC scientists believe that curiosity (59.6 percent) and creativity (50 percent) are the most important traits for success in their field. In a similar vein, the majority of scientists (84.6 percent), teachers (79 percent), and parents (65.5 percent), said that curiosity is the most important trait for a science student.

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