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Obama launches competition to revamp high schools

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

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Colleges could take over schools in New York City

A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.

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ASCD Releases Official 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Educators

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has rounded up 10 high-impact professional learning resources for this year's holiday guide.

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AASA Launches ‘AASA Update with Dan Domenech’

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, unveiled today AASA Update with Dan Domenech, a video program providing news and information about the organization’s policies and programs.

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myON adds Disney content to digital platform

The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties.

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Think Through Math’s 4th Annual ‘Time For Giving’ motivational contest inspires students during the month of Thanksgiving

Over the past year, THINK Nation students have donated nearly 2.5 million points, the equivalent of $50,000.00, to featured charities. In fact, following recent natural disasters, many students chose to forego classroom prizes, instead donating their points to the American Red Cross relief funds.

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Mimio introduces free lesson plans and activities to boost collaborative learning

he company’s new Collaborate to the Core! guide and MimioStudio classroom software Collaborate Lesson Sample Pack provide collaborative learning activities for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

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US education technology company fosters ‘special relationship’ with UK software specialists to boost animation in schools

A joint project from Kudlian and Aardman, the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, Animate It is an intuitive software package that enables students of all ages to create their own professional, stop-motion animated movie.

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Honeywell and NASA launch hip-hop physics show for middle school students in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area

Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the FMA Live! show teaches Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity.

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