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Highly effective teachers staying in Houston ISD

Now in its second year, HISD’s Career Pathways program gives more than 200 teachers the chance to serve in leadership roles on their campus, while paying them more money for their hard work. Traditionally, top teachers have been forced to accept administrative jobs in order to earn higher pay.

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Webinar: Cultivating the principals urban schools need

Join Glenn Pethel, executive director of leadership development for Gwinnett County (GA) Public Schools, for a free webinar sponsored by The Wallace Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals that will examine how six urban school districts are working to cultivate first-rate principals for their schools.

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IP Communication offers 144 schools cost-saving fire protection

Until recently, these 144 buildings in DeKalb County School District relied on a conventional, two-way, proprietary radio system for fire alarm communications. Changes in radio frequency requirements implemented by the Federal Communications Commission led the district to seek out an alternative to replacing all radio transmitters.

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iPad keyboard case functionality, security addressed by WriteCase Kickstarter Project

The WriteCase is designed for individuals, medical offices and the military where data security is of the utmost importance. It is also ideal for K-12 and higher education since it complies with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Testing Guideline Requirements aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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Education data analysis needs of Warren Township High School being met by DecisionEd

By combining disparate databases, the solution helps K-12 school districts consolidate information critical to meeting their goals. A complete, easy-to-understand accounting of critical metrics enables schools to make more informed decisions that lead to improved student success and graduation rates.

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Think Through Math students choose to donate to Colorado Relief Fund

Think Through Math's one-of-kind motivational program provides students with opportunities to make donations to featured charities with their THINK points.

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LynTec updates RPC panel with powerful new features

RPC v2 is designed to facilitate system build-outs by accelerating the design and installation process as well as decreasing operating costs.

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Schoolwires redesigns CGCS website to highlight key resources and provide better user experience on any device

A newly designed website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and improves the user experience on a wide range of devices.

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New studies show children improve language and listening skills after using Fast ForWord program from Scientific Learning

Before the Fast ForWord intervention, brain wave measures illustrated that the children with language-based learning disabilities showed a reduction in brain activity associated with sounds that occur as rapidly as speech sounds do during normal talking.

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K12 for schools and districts honors six school districts for innovative use of online learning

The winners of the K12 2013 Transformation Award were each selected for a transformative practice that resulted in improving the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and success of online learning, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes.

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