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Lancaster (TX) IDS turns to WIN Learning’s Education and Economic Dashboard, Soft Skills and Personalized Career Readiness Program

Administrators in Lancaster Independent School District (LISD) are already taking steps to prepare for HB 5 by offering WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System to its middle and high school students beginning this school year.

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Schoolwires announces Symposium on Parent Engagement Oct. 22

The online event will include presentations by Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow®, Dr. Karen Mapp, director of the Education Policy and Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and administrators from K-12 districts across the country.

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Mrs. P.com celebrates 5th anniversary of “Be a Famous Writer” National Writing Contest for Kids

Mrs. P invites K-4 classrooms nationwide to write a story about "Magic”, the theme of this year’s contest, containing no less than 250 words and not to exceed 1,000. It may be fiction or non-fiction and some of the things considered in selections are: Originality, creativity, compelling narrative, humor, sense of adventure and the development of a theme or point of view.

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Leading digital school enters third year textbook free

Schools across the country are throwing away their textbooks and going digital. But you haven’t seen a digital school like South Kent, a recognized national leader for technology in the classroom.

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A cloud solution for education is unveiled by Jupiter Ed

Cloud solutions are allowing IT departments to adjust their strategies away from cumbersome, sitebased disparate technology architectures to integrated, cloudbased solutions. Jupiter iO was built from the ground up for the cloud. Jupiter iO integrates the Student Information System, Learning Management System, Gradebook, and Data Analytics for K12 schools.

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Midfield City School District first in Alabama to launch Anonymous Alerts student bullying reporting service

Anonymous Alerts allows school officials to meet where students are located online with familiar tools like private text message reporting from any Internet enabled device. Anonymous Alerts provides a secure 1-way or 2-way encrypted dialogue increasing the flow of timely information to school officials as problems arise.

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W.N. Keck Foundation grant brings innovative blended learning program to 10 Los Angeles universal preschool sites

The foundation’s three-year grant will provide MIND’s ST Math® early learning program for 1,400 preschoolers as well as professional development sessions by MIND Research staff for 20 preschool teachers.

Desegregation and the public schools

In many northern cities, the 1974 United States Supreme Court decision Milliken v. Bradley killed any hopes of integrating the public schools.

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California, feds in showdown over overhaul of schools’ standardized testing plan

State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.

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Utah schools will soon scrap vending machine treats

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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