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ProjectBasedLearning.com Launched for Education

Super Star Learning Company, the leading provider of Social Learning Technology for communities, businesses and education, announced the official launch of ProjectBasedLearning.com, the new social learning website specifically developed for Project Based Learning®. PBL.com enhances curriculum content area using 21st Century strategies for learning that are designed to support critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and project based learning.

Implement dynamic location-based Internet content filtering


Learn how districts can successfully manage Internet access to a vast number of devices in an environment of diverse needs based on grade level, location, training and role.

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DreamBox introduces Intelligent Adaptive Learning™


Transform the way your students learn mathematics through a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning™ technology, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environments.

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NAACP Volunteers Pushing for Education Overhaul

The NAACP says it is mobilizing volunteers to lobby at the state and local levels for its biggest push to overhaul public education since the 1954 Supreme Court decision that integrated the nation’s classrooms. The historic civil rights organization unveiled a plan Thursday for salvaging U.S. public education. It advocates having children spend more hours and days in school, extending the number of years devoted to school, improving teacher training and preschool programs, and routing a greater share of school funds to the neediest students.

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La. School for Dyslexic Students Approved

The state education board has granted tentative approval to a plan to establish a charter school in Baton Rouge that would serve students with dyslexia. The proposed school — called Louisiana Key Academy — would serve students afflicted with the condition, which impairs the ability to read.

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Fla. Education Chief Defends Teacher Evaluations

Florida's interim education commissioner told worried lawmakers on Thursday that glitches in the first release of scores under the state's new teacher evaluation system are being fixed and that there's no reason to delay its implementation. The Department of Education took down a website showing nearly 97 percent of Florida teachers were rated "effective" or "highly effective" in the last school year within hours of putting it up on Wednesday.

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Tolland, CT School Board Approves Dir. of Ed Tech Position

The Tolland, CT school board gave the Tolland school district the go ahead to fill a Director of Educational Technology position at its Wednesday meeting. The full-time job, which is listed as a position under the teachers' contract and would be paid from the teacher salary account, would provide educational support information for several key initiatives.

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The Libman Company, Healthy Facilities Institute, & PTA Partner to Donate $20,000 in Libman Mops to Schools Hit by Hurricane Sandy

The Libman Company, a leading U.S. brand of high quality cleaning products, has partnered with the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the New Jersey PTA, and the Brick, New Jersey, Lake Riviera Middle School PTA to donate more than $20,000 worth of Libman's top selling mop, the Big Tornado Mop, to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.

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SIIA's Karen Billings Inducted into AEP Hall of Fame

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces that Dr. Karen Billings, VP for the Education Division at SIIA, was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Hall of Fame.

Minn. Schools’ Tech Team Earns Prestigious Award

The Technology Committee at Minnesota's North Branch Area Public Schools has been named the 2012 TIES Technology Leadership Team award winner. The committee was chosen for the prestigious award for its leadership in bringing technology to the classroom, efforts in building community around technology in the classroom within the school district and the community, and the wide variety of technologies and practices it encourages in the school district.

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