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Med Sled releases top crisis management tips for schools

Superintendents, school administrators and safety professionals across the country are required to make the best, informed decisions for students’ safety and security needs. In order to mitigate risks associated with emergency evacuations, school districts, colleges and universities must have a proper plan in place.

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Beaufort County (N.C.) Schools, expands fast forword implementation with innovative approaches to literacy grant

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord program in one elementary school last summer, BCS decided to use a portion of the IAL grant to expand its Fast ForWord implementation to all seven elementary schools in the district.

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Amarillo ISD launches pilot program to integrate free OER content on iPads in high school math and science classrooms

Students in math and science classes at the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning will be shelving their textbooks and turning to Net Texts as part of a pilot program to reduce expenses and incorporate high-quality, interactive, and easily updatable open educational resources (OER). The pilot program is the first of its kind in Amarillo Independent School District (AISD), which recently began a 1:1 iPad implementation at the specialty high school. 

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Amity Regional School District #5 selects MyCommunityEdPlus for online registration, payments for adult and continuing education

The District already utilizes Horizon’s MyPaymentsPlus, an online system that securely processes students’ school-related payments and registers their participation in key activities like field trips, athletics, arts, clubs and other extracurricular interests.

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High schools take home top honors in the Council for Economic Education’s 13th Annual National Economics Challenge

These teams outpaced over 10,000 other students—double the number of entries from 2011—to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City for a two-day competition to determine the overall champions.

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Paducah’s Morgan Elementary School wins $5,000 grant for eco-friendly playground makeover in 2nd Annual TurfMutt National Sweepstakes

The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and USGBC websites.

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Seven Connections Academy STEM teachers selected for “School of Rock” National Research Workshop

The workshop will include time for teachers to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to developclassroom materials and create ways to integrate the experience into their classroom instruction for Connections Academy students.

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Arista Games launches Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure educational app

Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.

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School Specialty honors top educators with Teacher of the Year Award Sponsorship

Sponsored exclusively by School Specialty brand Sportime and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) since the award’s inception in 1989, the Teachers of the Year program recognizes outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

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Abby M. O’Neill gives $11 Million to Teachers College for scholarship support

The first cohort of O’Neill Fellows will arrive at TC this fall to earn dual certification in areas of great need for New York City schools, such as science/inclusive education, elementary education/bilingual, or TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages). Through the support of the O’Neill Fellowship Program, they will be able to graduate virtually debt-free.

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