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School Leadership Groups Urge 'Adequate Time' to Implement Common Core Standards

While assessment has an important role to play as one of multiple measures for evaluating student learning and achievement, the continued reliance on one-time testing diverts attention away from content and the substance of what is being taught.

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Florida Virtual School Full Time hosts commencement ceremony

This is a major milestone for the e-learning pioneer, as approximately 250 12th graders from around the state are graduating for the first time ever with a FLVS FT high school diploma.

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ACT defines work readiness and sets standards and benchmarks in new report

In the report, "Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks," ACT articulates the specific factors important for an individual to experience success in the workplace throughout a lifetime.

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Knovation forms, expands partnerships with three leading education content developers

With new and existing robust content from the most innovative and reputable education content developers, Knovation subscribers benefit from the digital learning experience provided through resources that are curated and continuously reviewed by educators, aligned to state and Common Core standards, intelligently tagged for flexible search and accessible in multiple formats.

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Kids read now kicks off another year of summer reading success

This mission goes beyond simply keeping children occupied. Research by the National Summer Learning Association shows that students lose an average of two months’ worth of learned instruction over the summer.

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Speech clinicians get tools to help children who stutter deal with bullying

Each year speech-language pathologists provide strategies to help thousands of children manage their stuttering, but these clinicians may not be trained to help deal with the bullying these children often face, says a Purdue University expert.

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NYC Department of Ed names Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard best administration/engagement app in its Gap App Challenge

Chosen from a pool of close to 200 applicants, Hapara was selected based on the quality of its product and user experience, the potential for its platform to impact student engagement and performance, and the extent to which teachers want to use its tools.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces ultra-portable three led projector for business and home entertainment use

With HDMI input and five different projection modes, the Canon LE-5W projector can easily be used to project high-quality movies, video games, and still-or-streamed images from PC’s, Blu-ray players, game consoles, HD streaming players, and digital cameras onto nearly any surface.

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78% of kids from closing Chicago schools already signed up at new schools

About 78 percent of Chicago Public Schools students from facilities set to close have now signed up for their new “welcoming schools,” the school district announced Monday. Of the 11,800 students attending closing schools, about 9,200 have enrolled in new schools, the district reports.

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Report shows Michigan schools only graduating 52 percent of special education students

The target graduation rate for special-needs students with individual education plans is 80 percent, a goal that 130 school districts and charter schools met or exceeded. A total of 59 districts and charter schools had 100 percent graduation rates for special-needs students in 2010-11.

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