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CTB/McGraw-Hill's launches more than 1,600 new digital Acuity Instructional Resources

Developed specifically to address the requirements of the Common Core State Standards, these highly interactive instructional resources enable teachers to provide targeted instructional content to each student based on his or her most critical areas of need.

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Wausau enhances online energy modeling tool

Most recently, the effect of excessive air infiltration through existing operable windows has been added to information on energy savings for replacement window comparisons. Users also can review annual energy, peak demand, carbon emissions, daylight, glare, condensation predictions and cost savings.

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Trend Micro announces educational technology grant

As part of the grant, Trend Micro will make a financial contribution and donate professional services, as well as software, to public schools across the U.S. The grant was created to support the safe and responsible use of technology among students and to help schools prepare them for future educational and career opportunities.

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Chiefs for Change congratulates Louisiana on A-F school grades

The A-F school grading system has been in use in Louisiana since the 2010-11 school year. This year, the State has enhanced the grading formula by incentivizing more rigorous outcomes and rewarding the improvements made by schools.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library continues to grow with the addition of nearly 200 new eBooks from Encyclopaedia Britannica

GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction from more than 100 publishers to all types of libraries. The addition of these new titles brings the total eBooks available on the platform to more than 8,000, with over 500 from Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Pittsburgh city schools' enrollment still falling

If the projections of Pittsburgh Public Schools had been right, the district this fall would have turned the corner on declining K-12 enrollment and would have seen the growth of 100 students.

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Half of Wisconsin virtual charter schools judged in new report cards miss mark

Virtual charter schools are on the rise in Wisconsin, but so far new accountability standards that hold them to the same expectations as regular public schools do not paint a flattering picture.

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Ohio schools apply for millions in state educational grants

Competition will be fierce for education grants from Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund.

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Camden, N.J. schools poll finds deep displeasure

Large numbers of children don't feel safe in the hallways of Camden schools, say they lack essential textbooks and technology, and don't believe they are being prepared for college or careers, according to findings of a survey released Monday.

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Boston mayoral candidates offer two paths to overhaul schools

The election is conjuring up a broad question: How much impact, after all, can a mayor have on bolstering the achievement of thousands of students in a large urban system like Boston’s, where some problems are seen as intractable and where schools must deal daily with the consequences of poverty.

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