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Butler County School District (AL) selects Teachscape for its teacher evaluation and professional learning initiatives

The project was undertaken with support from a teacher incentive fund grant designed to help teachers across the district improve upon their instructional practice.

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Califone unveils new Jackbox

This privacy feature makes the jackbox an extremely flexible tool, able to facilitate differentiated learning, literacy exercises, read-alongs and language learning applications, citing just a few examples of audio-based activities in today’s classrooms.

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DecisionEd selected by San Jose Unified School District to fulfill data warehousing needs

DecisionEd’s solution is based on quantitative decision tools long used by business, tailored to the unique needs of education.

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Samsung names latest Superhero Video Competition winner

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division (samsungpresenterusa.com), a market leader in document camera technology, today announced that Catherine, a 6th grade student at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, has won the 2013 winter/spring Superhero competition with her fantastic depiction of Albert Einstein.

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Judge rules Bridgeport (Conn.) Superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office

A judge has ordered Bridgeport (Conn.) schools superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office, ruling that the national education reform figure is not properly certified for the position.

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Conference brings together leading businesses to address education reform

A conference hosted by Hewlett-Packard and attended by many of California’s leading employers addressed the challenge of increasing high school graduation rates among students from lower income areas.

Buffalo superintendent submits plan to transfer students from low-performing schools

A new report commits the district to exploring a variety of ways to accommodate students from its 45 “failing” schools into one its 12 schools in good standing with the state.

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AACTE President and CEO named Learning First Alliance Chair

Prior to joining AACTE, Dr. Robinson was president of the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) Educational Policy Leadership Institute. While at ETS, she also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer, vice president for teaching and learning, and vice president for state and federal relations.

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Fort Stockton High School to be honored for Gold Medal Performance in Math

The Gold Medal Award was established by Ascend Education in 2010 to honor the school or district that best demonstrates a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. Each Gold Medal nominee used Ascend Math as their math intervention solution to assist struggling students.

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LearnPad “Purpose Built for Education” tablet solution launches ‘ClassView’ at ISTE

ClassView allows for instantaneous “at-a-glance” views of any tablet within a class or organization. The new features offer the ability to share a particular screen with a large group, as well as push lessons and content to a single device, groups of devices, or an entire classroom.