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AASA Members Detail Impact of Sequester Cuts on Nation’s Schools

School superintendents across the nation are bracing for the deep cuts of sequestration, the federal policy consequence for continued Congressional inaction. In a report released today by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), hundreds of districts across the nation provided details describing what the cuts would look like in their district, reporting jobs cut, programs eliminated, and other negative impacts.

Nearly 400 responses from 42 states paint a dreary picture as it relates to the nation’s public schools and the sequester.

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i-Ready® Reaches One Millionth Assessment

Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. To reach one million assessments in less than two years is a testament to the fact that i-Ready delivers a much-needed resource for educators across the country. The 1 millionth assessment was completed by two different students, in two different states at the exact same time on February 26 at 1:55 p.m. EST.

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Casio Enhances Classroom Instruction With The Launch Of New Fx-55 Plus Manipulative Kit

The kit includes Casio’s easy-to-use, fx-55 PLUS fraction calculator in addition to twenty other math tools designed for elementary level mathematics.

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Bloxx’s eBook Helps Schools Set Social Media Policies

A new e-book, Social Media in Education: Enhancing Learning and Managing eSafety, from Bloxx, addresses the challenges schools face in harnessing social media information and collaborative learning tools, while protecting students from inappropriate content and dangerous malware.

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110+ Districts Sign on for Homebound Education program

Designed to meet the needs of students who are away from the classroom for an extended period due to injury, illness, behavioral, or other issues, K12's HEAL program combines online curriculum, interactive technology, and services, such as instruction by certified teachers and mentoring, to enable students to continue to receive a high quality education, engage with other students, and to maintain their rate of progress toward graduation.

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Edgenuity Announces Online Video Contest Winners from VA, TX, WI

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the winners of its “20/20 Vision” video contest highlighting how online and blended learning solutions are improving academic outcomes for students, teachers, schools and districts across the country.

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ThingLink Launches Interactive Image Contest for K-12 with Rosen Digital

Students in grades K–12 can create Interactive ThingLink images, providing the opportunity to explore their interests and passions, connect multiple resources into a cohesive presentation, and share their projects with a large community.

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America’s Top Urban Public Charter School System Eradicates Achievement Gaps, Sends All Students to College

A report detailing the practices behind the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner’s success in eliminating achievement gaps and reaching 100 percent college admission for all its students was released today by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

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North Kansas City Schools Streamline Printing with Konica Minolta EnvisionIT Solutions

Leveraging bizhub MFPs and production print systems with Nuance Equitrac Express and RSA WebCRD, the district optimized its printing practices throughout its 32 educational sites.

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SparkFun Electronics Announces 2013 National Education Tour

The goal of the tour, which plans to make at least 50 stops across all 50 states, is to inspire passion for electronics in students and educators across the country, teaching lifelong skills such as programming, soldering and circuit-building along the way.