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High school dropouts are getting alternatives to the GED test

The General Education Development test for high school dropouts is becoming more difficult, more expensive, and available only on computer. Two alternative tests are set to enter the market from different providers, and states such as New York are abandoning the GED entirely.

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2013 National Summit On Education Reform to feature strategies on increasing choice, competition and teacher quality

Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world’s leading experts, will take on issues relating to: parental choice, teacher quality and developing strong school leaders. On October 17-18, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization’s sixth annual marquee education event.

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Recent attention on social and emotional skills redefines high-quality for pre-k programs

Hatch, Inc. launches WePlaySmart® 2.0 as an answer to the growing need to monitor social-emotional and behavioral development of the youngest learners in the classroom.

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South Carolina DOE selects Istation Reading for statewide initiative

South Carolina Department of Education has selected Istation Reading to provide reading instruction for the South Carolina Success Program, a statewide educational initiative that provides all public and open-enrollment charter school students in grades pre-K through 8 with free and unlimited access to computer-adaptive reading lessons in school and at home.

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Digital Signage Expo 2014 opens for registration

The theme will play a large role in almost every one of the seven DSE 2014 educational seminar tracks, with speakers expanding upon the different ways that return on investment (ROI) and return on objective (ROO) impact decision-making, with forward-looking perspectives on the industry.

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Socorro ISD launches Anonymous Alerts Anti-Bullying

The Socorro Independent School District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their 45 school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, gang-related issues and other sensitive topics through private messages sent on their mobile and computer Internet-enabled devices.

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Automated Logic’s WebCTRL offers customer control from the convenience of a tablet

In addition to multi-browser compatibility, this new release provides many other innovative features and engineering enhancements. The user interface has been completely redesigned and includes larger buttons, user-friendly icons and simplified alarm management.

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Chicago Public School students get a brain boost

One of the ways the school has found to boost student achievement is the use of BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software.Results from the school’s pilot implementation during the 2012-2013 school year showed a significant impact on the reading achievement levels of the school’s 2 and 3 Grade students who used BrainWare SAFARI for fourteen weeks.

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Spring Elementary Students and Hyundai celebrate launch of new blended learning initiative

This latest grant from Hyundai’s ST Math Initiative will support a unique, research-based blended learning math program at four schools in the Spring Independent School District. Hyundai executives and Spring ISD representatives were on hand for a celebratory assembly and ribbon cutting ceremony, where students also demonstrated their new math program.

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Nessy Learning LLC launches Nessy Reading

There are now over 10,000 schools worldwide using Nessy software programs to un-lock the often-confusing impenetrable code of the written word. Most recently Michael and his specialist team of program developers have created an entirely new suite of tailor-made programs specifically for the USA’s educational market.