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California Schools Now Have Access to Wowzers Game-Based Learning

Online learning developer Wowzers announced today that its namesake program has been approved for use by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN). 

W.Va. Board of Education Reaffirms Marple Firing

Citing chronically poor student performance ratings, West Virginia's Board of Education again voted to fire Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent Thursday after fielding harsh criticism over her dismissal. Two former board members and at least seven active or retired teachers were among the 19 speakers who praised Marple, denounced her firing or called for her reinstatement during the meeting's 90-minute public comment period.

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Tablet Depots and Tablet Depot Carts Store, Charge, and Secure Any Size Tablet or E-reader

The Black Box® Tablet Depot and Tablet Depot Carts store, charge, and secure up to 16 tablet PCs, e-readers, and iPad® tablets.

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Follett Challenge Shares ‘Secrets’ to a Winning Entry

With less than six weeks remaining before the entry deadline for the 2012-13 Follett Challenge, organizers have shared some of the “secrets” behind what the six-person panel of judges will be looking for in a winning entry.

Highest Graduation Rates in America Announced

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education this week shows that Texas — along with five other states — ranks fourth in the nation for its four-year high school graduation rates. With an overall rate of 86 percent in the 2010-11 school year, the state follows Iowa, with 88 percent, and Wisconsin and Vermont, both at 87 percent.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

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N.C. Education Programs Win $16.8M in Powerball Lottery

Three lucky people in North Carolina are $1 million richer after winning part of the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, sales from the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot tickets will boost education in the state. From those sales, an estimated $16.8 million will go to education programs in North Carolina.

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SparkFun Inventor’s Kits Part of Vermont Statewide Education Grant

SparkFun Electronics, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is excited to announce the company’s inclusion in a new educational initiative between the state of Vermont and For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics.

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92 Percent of Skyward's Wisconsin Customers Meet or Exceed State Academic Standards

More than 90 percent of Wisconsin school districts that use the Skyward Student Management Suite meet or exceed the Department of Public Instruction's academic expectations, according to new data recently released by the state agency.

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School District Weighs Solutions to Budget Issues

Teachers and students in Salem-Keizer schools have six fewer days of class time this school year.

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