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Free Chromebook monitoring for schools

The software was created to help schools protect their students from the perils of unfiltered internet access. The growing trend of 1:1 technology programs in schools has created a real need for vigilant guidance.

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Qlovi launches first FREE K-12 eReading and writing platform aligned to the Common Core

Qlovi uses eBooks, assessments, and data to inform personalized instruction. January 13th marks the public release of new classroom and data features available free with OER titles, or alongside purchased eBooks.

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Council for Economic Education introduces new online personal finance games

Both new games, as well as the original Gen i Revolution, now incorporate Facebook functionality and are available for tablet play, making it possible for students to learn anytime, anywhere. All games are also accessible on a desktop computer.

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Gale partners with Career Online High School to deliver accredited high school diploma program

Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows libraries to demonstrate their critical impact on the quality of life and economic growth of their communities by enabling library patrons to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate.

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NASSP statement on classroom discipline guidelines issued by Obama Administration

The principal’s greatest weapon against discrimination is the principle of personalization, in which every student is known and valued in the school, a cornerstone of NASSP’s Breaking Ranks Framework for School Improvement.

First-grader prompts North Carolina district to address gender identity

Cumberland County Schools leaders say they will work to develop a policy about how to accommodate students who identify as the opposite gender after parents say they were unaware that a first-grade student at Fayetteville's Howard Hall Elementary School started dressing and behaving in a manner commonly associated with girls.

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Alaska group criticizes schools rating system

The Alaska Policy Forum released its own ratings for each school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough last week, decrying the state’s own school rating system.

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Odysseyware launches two new career and technical education courses

The courses are: Introduction to STEM and Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. 14 additional AG and STEM courses are slated for introduction in early 2014.

New York schools struggling under slowing aid, comptroller's report says

School districts across New York are struggling to make ends meet because of slowing state and federal aid, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli concluded in a report issued today.

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$50M security makeover planned for 17 Sioux Falls schools

The work is intended to update security for the areas that keep visitors from getting inside a building unless a staff member lets them in.

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