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At Philly governor's office, 100 press for fair funding formula for schools

More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.

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To get kids exercising, schools are becoming creative

Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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A ‘Day of Action’ to protest Chicago school closings

A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.

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McGraw-Hill Education expands efforts to ensure a fully interoperable future for the education technology industry

A contributing member of the IMS and an advocate for open standards, McGraw-Hill Education aims to make its content open and searchable to anyone and to help make education technology more seamless and flexible for instructors and students everywhere.

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Struggling students in Hoke County Schools achieve significant gains after using the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs

The rural district joins a distinguished group of 35 National Reference Site schools and districts in the United States and Canada that exemplify the outstanding use of the online reading programs.

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Performance Matters Assessment and Data Management Solution named a Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product by District Administration Magazine

Performance Matters’ integrated product line correlates and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, and turns that data into actionable information to improve instruction and student learning.

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ePals announces commercial launch of new learning products in China

The product line promotes cultural understanding, provides language learning practice and builds skills that meet the new innovative teaching and learning goals set by China’s Ministry of Education as well as U.S. Common Core State Standards.

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$100,000 in sight, nation’s brightest students head to Washington, DC for prestigious research competition

Twenty of our nation’s brightest high school students will present their original research projects and compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high schoolers at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals.

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Opening Minds INNOVATION Awards application deadline nears

The Opening Minds USA awards seek to recognize innovations that are advancing the field of early childhood education to better the lives of young children and their families.

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School in session as congressmen, House staff attend digital class on the Hill

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) turned the House of Representatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee Room into four digital classrooms yesterday to demonstrate how education technology is transforming the way teachers’ teach and students’ learn.

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