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ASCD Announces Additional Common Core State Standards Institutes for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013

These new institutes are part of the association’s ongoing effort to support educators at all levels nationwide as they implement the Common Core State Standards.

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DreamBox Learning Expands K-5 Math Curriculum Intelligent Adaptive Learning Technology at Center of Blended Learning Strategies in Schools Nationwide

With its latest release, DreamBox Learning has dramatically expanded its K-5 grade coverage, adding 120 lessons for grades 4-5 with new content that includes: fraction multiplication and division, standard algorithms, and multi-digit multiplication and division. 

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C-SPAN’s 2012 StudentCam Challenges Students to Compete in National Documentary Contest

The public affairs network today announces its call for entries in the 2012 StudentCam. Now in its eighth year, C-SPAN’s national competition invites all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to produce a five- to eight- minute video documentary using C-SPAN programming.

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A Superintendent’s Look at the Chicago Teacher Strike

Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.

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Devices in Education: it's All about Improving Outcomes

When looking at the use of technology in education, it's important to focus on improving outcomes.

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Is Higher Education Out of Reach for Your Kids?

My daughter is 3 and tells me she wants to be a doctor. ... I realize that it’s a long road between preschool and med school. But I love the idea of her professional achievements surpassing mine and my husband’s (and having a doctor in the family in my golden years).

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Large S.C. district rolls out 1:1 computing initiative


Richland School District Two administrators choose Google Chromebooks for thousands of students.

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Nampa (Idaho) Schools Allow Use of Volunteers as Subs

A school district in southwestern Idaho is allowing the use of community volunteers as substitute teachers to help offset a $2.8 million budget shortfall.

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Governor, Educators, Business Leaders Agree: Grow Iowa's Economy by Growing STEM Education

Growing Iowa’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education will grow Iowa’s economy. That was the message at a STEM town hall meeting on the University of Northern Iowa campus Tuesday.

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Westerville (Ohio) Schools, Lawyer, Join Tax-Repeal Lawsuit

The group of residents trying to repeal a Westerville schools tax had hoped they could keep their Ohio Supreme Court case between just them and the Franklin County Board of Elections, which tossed the repeal from the ballot early this month, court records show.

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