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Classroom Evaluation of Word Raider: Escape, Developed by Ballard & Tighe, Publishers Demonstrates Effectiveness of Focused Motivation in Game-Based Learning

The achievement gap between English language learners (ELL) and students in lower socioeconomic groups is often associated with a language gap. Ballard & Tighe, Publishers recently completed a beta test of Word Raider: Escape, a new online video game that teaches academic vocabulary to students in grades 2-5.

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ADHD Study Skills Breakthrough: Fewer Steps Lead to Greater Learning

Parents and teachers who want a student with ADHD to do better in school should get to know the ADHD brain, states a breakthrough article recently published by ADDitude Magazine.

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Military Kids Website Helps Parents and Educators

The Department of Defense website for military children added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children.

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Washington, DC Elementary School Students Get Blended Learning Boost from Hyundai

Leckie Elementary School students, teachers, District of Columbia Public Schools leadership and Hyundai representatives will gather to celebrate an investment in math education that’s expected to boost students’ math scores and put them on track to become tomorrow’s high-skilled workers.

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Don't Leave Financial Aid on the Table - Capital One and New School Launch FAFSA Guide

To help families navigate this complicated form and increase opportunities for aid, the Center for New York City Affairs, a policy institute based at The New School, has partnered with the Capital One Foundation to develop the FAFSA: The How-to Guide for High School Students (and the Adults Who Help Them).

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Principals Organizations Support Obama Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.

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Lenovo Introduces Rugged ThinkPad Chromebook for Schools

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook -- a fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education.

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PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.

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New Curriculum Provides Foundation For Bully-free Classroom

Bullying is not only a problem that is becoming more familiar to people, but it is also one that young children are having to deal with on a regular basis.

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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Constructs “High Security” Door Hardware Suite

Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions.

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