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Blackboard offers anti-bullying texting service for free to every K12 school in America

TipTxt is a tipline that allows for confidential text conversations between students and school officials about critical challenges that students experience such as bullying and issues that relate to bullying, such as abuse, self-esteem or confidence problems.

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ReadWorks free curriculum to feature hundreds of high quality articles from top journalists at Narratively

Now K-8 students around the country can build those skills by reading hundreds of engaging, high quality articles written by some of today’s top journalists through a new collaboration between ReadWorks, the free, proven, research-based Common Core-aligned program, and Narratively, a premium platform devoted to original, in-depth and untold stories.

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EPS Literacy and Intervention honors 2013 Academy Star Award winners

These annual awards honor students who have overcome significant challenges to build proficiency in reading and math, as well as teachers who go above and beyond on a daily basis to provide their students with every opportunity to improve their skills.

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Follett’s Aspen to save N.Y. school district money, improve communication

Comsewogue School District in New York’s Suffolk County adopted Follett’s Aspen Student Information System (SIS) because it will not only save taxpayer’s money, but the SIS also will make the jobs of staff and teachers easier while boosting communication with parents.

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Chicago summit offers K-12 administrators timely solutions to tough challenges

Based on the success of SDE's annual Administrator Summit in Las Vegas, this one-day, high-intensity Summit brings together an all-star team of educational thought leaders to help K-12 superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and other administrators meet the most pressing challenges they face—right now.

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Florida Virtual School Full Time hosts commencement ceremony

This is a major milestone for the e-learning pioneer, as approximately 250 12th graders from around the state are graduating for the first time ever with a FLVS FT high school diploma.

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ACT defines work readiness and sets standards and benchmarks in new report

In the report, "Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks," ACT articulates the specific factors important for an individual to experience success in the workplace throughout a lifetime.

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Knovation forms, expands partnerships with three leading education content developers

With new and existing robust content from the most innovative and reputable education content developers, Knovation subscribers benefit from the digital learning experience provided through resources that are curated and continuously reviewed by educators, aligned to state and Common Core standards, intelligently tagged for flexible search and accessible in multiple formats.

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Kids read now kicks off another year of summer reading success

This mission goes beyond simply keeping children occupied. Research by the National Summer Learning Association shows that students lose an average of two months’ worth of learned instruction over the summer.

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Speech clinicians get tools to help children who stutter deal with bullying

Each year speech-language pathologists provide strategies to help thousands of children manage their stuttering, but these clinicians may not be trained to help deal with the bullying these children often face, says a Purdue University expert.

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