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Survey Shows Pennsylvanians Support Rigorous Statewide Academic Standards

In a survey of 600 registered voters conducted as students were preparing to return to school from the summer holiday, less than one-third of those surveyed (32 percent) gave an "A" or "B" (excellent or above average) to Pennsylvania's public schools. Two out of five Pennsylvania voters surveyed gave Commonwealth schools a "C" (for average) grade.

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Atomic Learning Releases Windows 8 Training and More

Atomic Learning has expanded its training collection to include a series of tutorials on Windows 8, as well as training on Captivate 6 for PC users, Flash and Photoshop CS6, Sakai 2.8 for Students and SMART Board Notebook 11 to the Atomic Integrate library.

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CTB/McGraw-Hill Helps Schools Transition to Common Core Assessments Through Practical Guidebook

In an ongoing effort to help bring clarity and practical guidance to schools and teachers as they transition to assessments for the Common Core State Standards, CTB/McGraw-Hill has released a comprehensive eGuide, “Getting from Here to Core: How to Launch the Program that Launches Students.”

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Generation YES and Oba Partner to Teach Students to Become Online Learning Ambassadors

Generation YES, the leader in student-led technology learning, and Oba, a global cloud-based learning platform provider of the University of Oregon, announced a partnership that will teach students to lead online learning efforts in their schools.

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Tutoring Company Looking to Expand Staff By Recruiting 99 Out-of-Work Los Angeles Teachers

With financial hardship continuing to hit businesses hard, countless people are feeling hopeless that any company will be offering job opportunities but Varsity Tutors is.
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Mesa (Ariz.) Schools Combat Drug Use

Valley teenagers are turning to synthetic drugs that are widely available, as evidenced by last week’s incident at Mesa High School.

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New, Free ASCD App for iPad Brings Valuable Professional Development Content to Educators Anywhere

ASCD, a global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has launched a new, free app for iPad bringing valuable professional development content to educators anywhere.

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New WH Question Cards Apps from Super Duper

Super Duper Publications has introduced the WH Question Cards Apps for all Apple devices, now available in the iTunes App Store.

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University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary App for iPhone Now Available

The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the release of a new app based on its bestselling University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary.

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NJ Freehold Borough School District Implements Anonymous Reporting System to Ensure Safe Learning Environment

In an effort to meet the requirements of the New Jersey’s Anti‐Bullying Bill of Rights and improve and maintain student safety, Freehold Borough School District is launching an online risk management, incident reporting and prevention platform called TIPS.

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