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100 global youth leaders visit the United Nations to listen to and engage on critical international issues

More than 140,000 youth from 192 countries registered to join the Summer School and 100 participants were selected based on their motivation to improve intercultural understanding and cooperation across borders.

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AT&T invests $5 million in communities in schools

Supported by a $5 million contribution from AT&T, Communities In Schools will expand and strengthen its network that is helping 1.25 million of the nation’s most challenged students achieve in school, graduate and go on to college and career success. In addition, AT&T employees will support these efforts as volunteer mentors across the country.

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BenchPrep crosses 500,000 user mark

BenchPrep concurrently announced it has amassed more than 30 publisher partnerships with industry leaders such as Cengage and Princeton Review, most recently bringing Research & Education Association Inc (REA) into the fold as entrée into the college credit test prep market.

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HRC launches “Youth Well-Being Project” with Time to THRIVE Conference

Anchored by a new national conference – Time to THRIVE – the Project will provide training, technical assistance and best practices tools for K-12 educators and youth-serving organizations of all types, including after-school enrichment programs, recreational sports leagues, summer camps, family counseling centers and job training centers.

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Pearson partners with Knewton on adaptive science and business products

Now continuously adaptive, Mastering combines instructor-created assignments with adaptive follow-up assignments that address any lingering gaps in concept-level proficiency.

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Lexia Learning partners with education elements to increase classrooms’ efficiency

This integration enables students to quickly and easily access Lexia’s reading content and educators to seamlessly access data and analysis tools alongside those of other programs and systems instead of having to move from program to program manually.

Donald Conyers is named interim superintendent of Staten Island schools

Donald Conyers, a senior supervising superintendent with the Department of Education, is serving as interim superintendent, following the retirement of District Superintendent Erminia Claudio, whose last day on the job was Aug. 30.

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Clearwater Academy brings quality education amid Florida’s dwindling school grades

As part of its effort to sustain and also improve its curriculum, CAI recently commissioned a market research study to learn what parents considered to be most important in a child’s education.

Massachusetts superintendent Michael Tempesta ready to start new year

It’s been a busy summer for Michael Tempesta, the new superintendent of Saugus Public Schools in Saugus, Mass. Since taking over in July, Tempesta has met with numerous town officials, administrators, teachers, parents and others to glean valuable feedback and to gain a deeper understanding of the community’s needs so he can make informed decisions as the leader of the school district.

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School culture startup gains national attention

The app is similar to ClassDojo, a behavior management app that has gained popularity in individual classrooms. LiveSchool distinguishes itself by offering tools for school-wide data collection, analysis, and communication with parents.

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