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New edition of Loot Pursuit released by Dig-It! Games

Math drills and mystery intersect in Dig-It! Games’ newest iOS app, Loot Pursuit: Pompeii. The interactive educational game, which expands the Loot Pursuit series beyond the original site at Tulum, provides a hands-on, drills-based approach to solving math problems that align to the Common Core Mathematics Standards for sixth and seventh grade.

Ohio district names Donald Horstman as superintendent

The Ottawa-Glandorf Board of Education has hired Donald Horstman, an Ottawa-Glandorf native, as its new superintendent. He replaces retiring superintendent Kevin Brinkman as of August 1.

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Ed-tech startups raise $500 million this year

Education technology-focused startups are experiencing their biggest boom ever, with 99 new companies raising over $500 million in the first quarter of 2014. This is up from just 20 companies that raised $64 million in 2009, according to startup activity database CrunchBase.

BYOD success stories

Districts that have implemented BYOD successfully have found building a powerful Wi-Fi network, developing explicit acceptable use policies, and communicating those policies clearly to students, parents and teachers are critical steps in the technology transition.

2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 27–29, 2014

Dallas, Texas

NABSE Aspiring Superintendents Summer Institute 2014

June 22–24, 2014

Downers Grove, Ill.

New York school implements bullying prevention software

Intermediate School 228 public school in Brooklyn will be one of the first in the nation to pilot new bullying prevention software that aims to bully-proof its halls through a digital platform. Bridg-iT School's hi-tech system is designed to alert, record, track and notify officials of incidents involving harassment or bullying.

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