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The stereotypes about math that hold Americans back

In mathematics education we suffer from the widespread, distinctly American idea that only some people can be “math people.” The Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.

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Florida districts turn to Odysseyware for career and technical education support

With the renewed interest and necessity of college and career readiness offerings, districts are searching for a partner that can help their students and support their administrations’ goals.

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Glastonbury Public Schools deploys district-wide Aruba Networks Wireless LAN for dynamic learning

Designed and configured in partnership with Atlantic Computing Technology Corp., the new Wi-Fi infrastructure simplifies network management and empowers teachers and students to fully leverage technology such as iPads and Apple TVs in a dynamic learning environment.

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Anti-bullying “Spokesband,” Sibling Rivalry, croons for a cause

Teen bullying victims now have a voice, thanks to a new partnership forged by One Call Now. The message notification provider recently signed Sibling Rivalry, a Magnolia, Texas group to be the official “spokesband” for their Safe School Helpline.

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Old El Paso Fold ‘n Go adds fun and flavor on the go

Fold ‘N Go™ is Old El Paso®’s first breakfast item for K-12 foodservice; each pouch has eight grams of protein, two grams of fiber and 10 percent of the daily value of calcium.

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Gibbs Smith Education announces featured speaker at NCSS Annual Conference

Kate Coombs, curriculum director at Gibbs Smith Education, will present “Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom,” which focuses on using writing to enhance student learning about history. Coombs will debunk five common myths about writing instruction, offer teachers the opportunity to participate in a brief model writing activity, and provide purposeful strategies to help students improve their writing—especially about primary sources.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools implement Studysync to foster critical skills for ELL students

To support its teachers in creating instructional environments designed to improve English emergent literacy skills for this student population, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has announced plans to adopt StudySync district-wide as an essential component of its school’s language arts program.

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Pflugerville Independent School District automates account management with Tools4ever’s UMRA

Tools4ever’s UMRA is being implemented to allow the school district to connect with all campus student information systems so that whenever a change is made it is automatically reflected in all corresponding accounts.

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OverDrive school digital libraries update with enhanced metadata, recommendation features

New features include enhanced metadata, robust search tools, filters and improved title detail pages and menus to make finding a title easier. Users are now able to search for titles based on standardized reading level information such as Lexile, ATOS and Accelerated Reader scores.

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Kajeet provides off-campus internet to students at Forsyth County Schools

The Atlanta-area school district purchased its first round of the portable Wi-Fi hotspots, which enable children to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet after they leave campus.