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SunGard K-12 Education provides formative assessment support for PerformancePLUS

Now using PerformancePLUS’s AssessmentBUILDER, teachers can build, administer, and score these tools for assessing individual student needs and adapting instruction to help improve student achievement. Like many PerformancePLUS enhancements, this new tool is free for all current AssessmentBUILDER subscribers.

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Scientific Learning Corp. launches ReadingAssistant.com

Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces ReadingAssistant.com, a new website that provides teachers, reading specialists and school principals with an array of resources focused on reading fluency and comprehension.

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More than 1 million teachers now have access to PBS LearningMedia Digital Library

Earlier this year, PBS LearningMedia launched a premium tier with enhanced features and functionality available to states and districts. PBS LearningMedia Custom is currently rolling out in multiple districts across the country, along with statewide distribution in Kentucky, New York and South Carolina.

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Graduation rate focus brings education gains for Colorado's minorities

Colorado no longer has the largest gaps in the nation in college graduation rates between black and white residents and both Latino and black adults saw high school graduation gaps narrow to their lowest levels in decades.

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No Child generation: Federal standards, testing launched much-debated education evolution

With school back in session, members of the class of 2014 are looking at their senior year, an educational career that has been different from any before it. These 17- and 18-year-olds were just kindergartners when No Child Left Behind was put on the table.

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Save social studies from the chopping block

Why has a traditionally “core subject”, which was ranked in the same academic hierarchy as English, science, and math for decades, been sidelined in thousands of American classrooms?

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Many of Milwaukee's independent charter schools miss mark on state report cards

Despite having more freedom over curriculum, budgets and staffing than traditional public schools, the majority of Milwaukee's independent charter schools are not meeting performance expectations, according to statewide report card results for 2012-'13.

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No further budget cuts for Chicago schools whose enrollments dropped

Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.

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Alleged racist texts ignite furor in Pennsylvania school district

The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to the Daily Local News in West Chester.

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Transgender girl crowned homecoming queen at California school

Cassidy Lynn Campbell takes crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach just over a month after the state's governor signed a law to aid transgender youth in public schools.

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