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Dr. Timothy Rasinski partners with Scientific Learning to share expertise onreading fluency and comprehension

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic, has partnered with Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) to share his expertise on the topics of reading fluency and comprehension. Scientific Learning is the maker of the Reading Assistant™ and Fast ForWord® online learning programs.

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In My Corner On The Moon: Helping Children Heal From Traumatic Experiences

Narrated by 12-year-old Abigail, the book is written in a straightforward but gentle style and has a strong psycho-educational component. The idea is to normalize the response that many children have to overwhelming events in their lives.

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One dollar eTextbooks coming to districts this fall

Teachers will have full access for themselves and their students at home and at school to the complete text, reinforcement exercises, video, audio, and assessments using conventional computers and other electronic devices, such as iPads and smart Phones.

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Council for Economic Education introduces Common Core resource for teachers

This easy-to-use online tool will be a helpful resource to teachers as they incorporate the Common Core into their lesson planning for the first time.

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PresenceLearning launches new online dashboard to monitor student outcomes

SPEDinsight offers special education program managers secure access to detailed student profiles showing detailed session logs, graphs showing progress against specific goals, therapy time balances, and therapist information.

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LearnPad “Purpose Built for Education” tablet solution launches national Common Core Instructional Standards Alignment within management portal

Alongside LearnPad’s recent major school district adoptions in Texas, Washington and Ohio, Educational Resources® now announces the inclusion of an “Instructional Standards” feature included as part of its award-winning LearnPad education tablet solution. The “Instructional Standards” tab includes the current Common Core frameworks as a simple way to effortlessly align and auto-associate lessons to a district’s chosen standards of instruction.

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Liberty County School District turns to Teachscape to improve its teacher evaluation and professional development processes

Once they pass the assessment, administrators will use the Teachscape Reflect evaluation and observation system to conduct and manage evaluations electronically. Teachscape Reflect enables teachers and observers to engage in constructive, focused dialogue about teaching practice and to collaborate on plans for improvement.

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As charter schools expand, use of parent communication technology rises

Aspire already used SchoolReach at 10 of its 11 Los Angeles area schools. They recently signed on to use SchoolReach at all 12 of their San Francisco Bay Area schools.

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Global education debate: Quality and access in education: Can we have both?

Global education advocates, policymakers and teachers will join Promethean and Cisco for a live, debate – held virtually via Cisco TelePresence Systems and Social Media Channels – about creating new policies and practices to improve quality and access to education.

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Matrox MuraControl 2.0 for Windows video wall management software released

Key new features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control over them, plus source touring and scheduling functionality.

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