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Syracuse (N.Y.) Superintendent Speaks Out Against State Funds Competition

Sharon Contreras today spoke out against a portion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school aid plan that requires districts to submit grants for funding.

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Worries in Ill. Over New Standardized Test Rules

More stringent passing requirements for standardized tests have Tri-Cities education officials worried schools with traditionally high marks will soon be considered failing, while also trying to plan for the fallout from parents.

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Retired Teacher Unveils 'Apps With Curriculum' Site in Effort to Align Educational Apps With Common-Core Lesson Plans

Cyndie Sebourn, a retired Arkansas educator, founded Apps With Curriculum to make educational apps better suited for classroom use. All curriculum is downloadable and free to access.

Phoenix Schools Take Innovative Steps to Ease Funding Crunch

The Phoenix Union High School District hired Quintin Boyce to perform the typical duties of a principal, such as supervising teachers, overseeing school policies and analyzing test scores. But he spends the bulk of his attention this time of year on one thing: increasing the student population, which means more state money for the school.

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Thirty Years Later: A Nation Still at Risk?

This April marks the 30th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the controversial Reagan-era report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education, that laid out the dire conditions of the U.S. public education system and called for government reform.

20 NYC Schools Selected for Software Engineering Pilot

In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.

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School Specialty Partners with Curriculum Concepts International on Early Reading Program

Through the relationship, Premier will work with CCI to bring early reading intervention and prevention programs to market. The exclusive distribution partnership could develop into a more comprehensive relationship that would include content collaboration for new products.

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Edgenuity Expands Summer School Offering, Supports Diverse Academic Needs of Resource-Strained Schools

Edgenuity’s summer school program includes 185 courses in core curriculum, credit recovery and electives, as well as state-certified online teaching services, all available with flexible and attractive pricing.

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MultiTouch Personalizes Digital Signage with MultiTaction Codice

MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader of interactive display systems, today debuts its new product, MultiTaction Codice. Personalized for each user in the form of a 2D barcode, Codice allows all digital signage, and other interactive display users, to send content directly to their emails just by using their personal ‘Codice’ marker.

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Texas Instruments unveils breakthrough TI-Nspire Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments (TI), the most trusted brand in graphing calculator technology, “took a major step forward in our mission to improve student understanding and achievement in mathematics” with the release of two new innovative apps: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad and TI-Nspire™ CAS App for iPad, said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Education Technology.