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myON™ reader Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist

Capstone Digital, industry leader in personalized literacy solutions, is thrilled to announce that myON™ reader was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in multiple categories, Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution.

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Edgenuity Unveils New Student-Centered Online Learning Experience

Edgenuity courses are also now tablet compatible for schools and districts making tablets available to students as part of their digital strategies – a feature that is unique among online and blended learning solutions.

Lagging Schools in Mass. Take on Partners

Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.

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Legislation Proposed for Speed Limit Laws Near Ill. Schools

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz is sponsoring legislation, which she expects will come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House, aimed at strengthening the 20 mph speed limit around schools to reflect the reality that vehicle-pedestrian crashes involving children don't occur only during school hours.

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Two Midwestern States, Two Different Approaches to Education

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

Schools Get More Diverse, ELL Instruction Remains Bleak

The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.

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Bedford (Onio) Hires Its Top Choice for Superintendent

“This was a very thorough search, and Mark Kleinhans is definitely the leader we need to have on board."

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Vt. Principal Earns Statewide Honor

Andy Paciulli has been named the 2013 Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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Seattle Special Ed Students Disciplined at Higher Rates

In a recent analysis, the Seattle Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council found that in Seattle Public Schools, 40 percent of all long-term or short-term suspensions were received by students identified as having a disability.

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Education Reform: Starting at the Beginning

The No Child Left Behind Act increased student and teacher accountability, tests and led to the development of the Common Core Standards. All of these are noble changes, well-intentioned changes and no one is arguing that change was needed, but the implementation of the changes in all grade levels meant that the students in grade 1-12 were held to standards for which they were not prepared.

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