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Nautilus, A New Literary Science Magazine, Launches

Nautilus weaves leading-edge science, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world's leading thinkers and writers.

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Silverback Learning Solutions Partners With Linkit! To Raise Achievement

The agreement follows Silverback Learning Solutions recent partnership with Ednovo, a non-profit education technology start-up that develops Gooru, a search engine for learning.

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Kidaptive Launches Parent’s Pad For Assessment of Pre-school Learning

Parent’s Pad, an assessment tool designed to deliver the most comprehensive feedback on preschoolers’ learning, was launched today by award-winning educational technology company Kidaptive. Parent’s Pad integrates with Leo’s Pad, an iPad app that combines a series of animated educational stories with activities that customize learning to a child’s ability.

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One Call Now Launches New School Safety Service

One Call Now, the leading group message & notification provider, today announced the launch of its latest anti-bullying service for students, parents, and educators, the Safe School Helpline®. With the addition of this anonymous hotline and direct access to crisis counselors, One Call Now offers a complete school safety solution.

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Minn. Service Cooperatives Selects Schoolwires as CMS Provider

School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and content management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives recently signed an agreement with Schoolwires, selecting the company as its only approved content management provider for its member districts.

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ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning

These books—organized by how they help educators transform teaching and learning—offer readers the opportunity to dive deep into the hottest topics in education, including using data to focus improvement, project-based learning, child development, and neurodiversity.

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eInstruction’s Ping Clicker Brings the Fun Back to Student Assessment

eInstruction’s newest clicker is lightweight, compact, and designed to fit comfortably in a student’s hand for extended periods of time. It is equipped with a long-life lithium battery and works in a common RF environment with Pulse and Spark.

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Texas District Expands Fast Forword Program to All Elementary Schools

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® program at the middle school level for more than three years, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has expanded its implementation to include all elementary schools as well. This year, the district rolled out the Fast ForWord online reading intervention to 15 elementary schools.

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N.J. Districts Turn to Performance Matters, Faste Platform to Meet Educator Effectiveness Requirements

With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement.

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Blackboard Expands Support for Retention with Early Warning Analytics

Blackboard Inc. has unveiled a new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) that includes a tool to help instructors identify and engage at-risk students based on course activity patterns that correlate with student success. The feature makes it easier for instructors with limited time to find effective ways to improve student retention and outcomes.

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