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Minn. Service Cooperatives Selects Schoolwires as CMS Provider

School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and content management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives recently signed an agreement with Schoolwires, selecting the company as its only approved content management provider for its member districts.

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ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning

These books—organized by how they help educators transform teaching and learning—offer readers the opportunity to dive deep into the hottest topics in education, including using data to focus improvement, project-based learning, child development, and neurodiversity.

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eInstruction’s Ping Clicker Brings the Fun Back to Student Assessment

eInstruction’s newest clicker is lightweight, compact, and designed to fit comfortably in a student’s hand for extended periods of time. It is equipped with a long-life lithium battery and works in a common RF environment with Pulse and Spark.

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Texas District Expands Fast Forword Program to All Elementary Schools

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® program at the middle school level for more than three years, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has expanded its implementation to include all elementary schools as well. This year, the district rolled out the Fast ForWord online reading intervention to 15 elementary schools.

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N.J. Districts Turn to Performance Matters, Faste Platform to Meet Educator Effectiveness Requirements

With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement.

Portland Parents Vexed by Schedules

Franklin High parent Lisa Zuniga has a request for Portland Public Schools officials as they move through their budget and staffing process: Provide the number of teachers necessary to offer a full schedule for every student.

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More Colorado High Schools Cooking Up Recipe for Culinary Success

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

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Fired Teacher Fights to Get Job at Catholic High School Back

A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.

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Enrollment In Bristol (Conn.) Schools Continues to Drop Slowly

The school system is poised to end the year down about 150 students compared to last year, continuing a gradual decline in enrollments.

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New Ala. High School Will Get Expansive Athletics Complex in Fall 2014

With the Shelby County Board of Education last week approving a $6.5 million bid for construction of the Helena High School athletic complex, Mayor Mark Hall is ready to see the city's funding and dedication pay off.

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