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ASCD Offers Professional Development Institutes for the Common Core State Standards

ASCD, the global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announces 23 face-to-face learning opportunities focused on helping educators align instruction to the new Common Core State Standards.

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AASA Applauds Houston Schools—2013 Broad Prize Winner

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, congratulates the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

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Kansas City leading the way in playground safety

Within a six month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse's office with injuries suffered on the playground. No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground's new padded underlay beneath the playground's artificial grass surface.

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October Celebration of National Principals Month to highlight the role of school leaders

National Principals Month is a time to celebrate the role of principals in raising student achievement and improving schools, while also reminding the public of the need for greater support in leadership development to ensure principals have the resources they need to be successful.

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Carroll County Public Schools partners with Discovery Education to create digital learning environments

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS), Maryland’s ninth largest school system, announced today it has partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, to create rich, 21st century learning environments in classrooms district wide.

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National partnership between Sodexo and HOPSports, Inc. activates learning and well-being

MyFit is powered by HOPSports technology and equips schools with the means to provide students greater access to evidence-based and standards-based physical activity.

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GuideK12 and Templeton Demographics announce strategic data alliance

This relationship combines expertise from each company to offer school districts across the country new tools for anticipating the evolving needs of their districts, such as adding or reducing buildings, planning for new developments, boundary changes, resource optimization and enrollment projections.

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Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA And Discovery Education announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

Smart from the Start is the latest brainchild of the Together Counts initiative by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education. Together Counts encourages educators, students and families to live active and healthy lives in an effort to address childhood obesity nationwide.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces Common Core English language arts curriculum, Collections 2015

With a fresh perspective on language arts, Collections places instructional focus on analysis, drawing inferences and conclusions, and producing evidence-based writing.

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Net Texts makes it easy to replace textbooks with new open educational resources courses

These OER Textbook Replacement Courses give middle and high school teachers a quick and easy way to replace heavy, static and expensive textbooks — and bring engaging multimedia content to tech-savvy students.

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