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Tacoma (Wash.) School Officials Push to Save SPARX

Officials say Tacoma (Wash.) middle school kids will be the big losers if money to save the after-school SPARX program can't be found. "It has a positive impact on our student body," said Jon Kellett, principal of Jason Lee Middle School. "Any after-school programming can help kids find their niche." Krestin Bahr, director of middle schools for Tacoma Public Schools, added: "It's been an effective model. It's a time for kids to explore who they are."

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Tutoring, College Prep Offered to Conn. Student-athletes

Student-athletes in all grades are hoping to soon get a boost from Greenwich Education Group, which will set up shop at Sono Field House in South Norwalk to help the students improve academics and prepare for college. The Greenwich-based firm, which currently provides students and parents throughout the state with a myriad of academic services — including academic tutoring, test prep and college counseling — will soon take over the 52,000 square foot indoor sports and special events facility and offer a fee-based educational services to student-athletes.

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Florida Tragedies Highlight Training Need

The accidental deaths of two special needs students from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla. this year are shedding light on the need for comprehensive, mandatory emergency preparedness training for paraeducators. In October, 11-year-old Jennifer Caballero, a middle school student with Down syndrome, was found hiding under the bleachers during gym class by a coach, who two weeks earlier had complained to the assistant principal that the exceptional student education (ESE) aides were inattentive. The coach brought her to the aides, and asked them to keep an eye on her.

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Fiscal Cliff: Ky. Education, Schools Could Take Major Hit

Spending reductions caused by the fiscal cliff would be devastating for Kentucky’s public schools, officials say. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, federal funding for public schools would be reduced up to $61 mil­lion per year for the next 10 years, affecting more than 1,350 jobs and nearly 130,000 students. Higher education officials in Kentucky and Indiana also are warily eying the fiscal cliff talks.

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Workspace Software Enriches the Student Learning Environment with Delivery of Interactive Lessons

eInstruction, a leading education technology company, announced today the release of its newest edition of WorkSpace―an award-winning software used to create and assemble interactive lessons ―with new features such as improved handwriting and shape recognition, equation recognition technology, and more than 50 annotation and teaching tools. 

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Enterasys and iboss Announce K-12 Solution for Easy Web and Application Filtering

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, announced a partnership with iboss Security to provide easy-to-manage dynamic location-based application filtering for K-12 school districts. 

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CompuGuardian's E-Rate Initiative Helps Protect Students from IT Department Budget Cuts

At school the only person standing between your child and the dangers of the Internet is the IT administrator. This unsung hero has the impossible task to keep all the computers working, balance a limited budget and protect students from online dangers.

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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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