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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

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U.S. Lags in International Education Assessments

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures.

Looking to implement iPads in your district?


View the on-demand presentation from Steve Johnston, Director of Academic Technology at Archbishop Riordan High School and Chris Koeneman, Vice President of Sales in the Bluesocket Business Group of ADTRAN, for advice on how to make the most of these devices.

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Children’s Physical Activity Guidelines


Dr. Gregory Welk communicates the necessity of daily physical activity for children, provides guidelines for meeting daily activity requirements, and discusses the positive correlation between physical activity and classroom learning.

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East Asian Countries Lead Achievement in Mathematics, Science, and Reading

Students from Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong were top performers in fourth grade mathematics, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, according to results released today by IEA and the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College.

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Califone Debuts Listening First Headsets For Young Learners

Califone International, Inc. today announces the launch of the Listening First™ Headsets. The new headsets are an extension of the popular Listening First headphone line and now feature a built-in microphone onto the same brightly colored and animal-theme designs.

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Moodlerooms and W.W. Norton Partner to Deliver Digital Content and Components

Moodlerooms, Inc. and W.W. Norton & Company Inc. announced today a partnership to deliver W.W. Norton’s digital content, homework and assessments for college classes through Moodleroom’s Moodle-based platform, Joule. 

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Calcasieu Parish Public Schools goes live with GuideK12, Geovisual Analytics

GuideK12™, the leading provider of geovisual analytics for education, is thrilled to announce that Calcasieu Parish Public Schools has implemented their state of the art technology to translate student data into actionable insights.

Mo. District to Find, Fix Sports Facilities’ Alleged Inequalities Under Title IX

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging violations of inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities Butte School District No. 1 will conduct a self-investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

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